Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University.
The department carries out research and teaching within all important fields of politics and public administration, and the researchers collaborate closely with Danish as well as international peers. The department prioritises disseminating research results to the political-administrative system and to the general public.


Programmes


News

Photo: Teodor Lazarev, Colourbox

2018.10.10 | Research news

Muscular men prefer an unequal society

For men, physical strength and political attitudes are linked. This is not the case for women. New research from Department of Political Science shows that ancestral human instincts affect men’s political reflections.

2018.09.05 | Research news

Toddlers prefer winners - but avoid those who win by force

Toddlers aged just 1 1/2 years prefer individuals whom other people yield to. It appears to be deeply rooted in human nature to seek out those with the highest social status. This motive might have evolved because being close to high-ranking individuals has given people access to resources,…

2018.09.04 | People

Carter Bloch new Centre Director at CFA

Professor Carter Bloch has been appointed new centre director at Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) from 1 September 2018.

Events

Fri 23 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Let's look at the facts: An investigation of psychological biases in policymakers' interpretation of policy-relevant information
Julian Christensen will defend his PhD dissertation
Fri 30 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Architectural Policy Design: How Policy Makers Try to Shape Policy Feedback Effects when Designing Policies
Philipp Pechmann will defend his PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

2018.08.21 | New Books

International Organization in the Anarchical Society

Tonny Brems Knudsen's new book takes up the nature of the institutions of international society. The book is co-edited with Cornelia Navari and published with Palgrave.

2018.07.04 | New Books

State Capacity, Economic Control, and Authoritarian Elections

Combining evidence from cross-national studies with studies on selected cases relying on recent field work, this book suggests a solution to the "paradox of authoritarian elections". Merete Bech Seeberg's new book is published with Routledge.

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