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.



2018.08.15 | Public/media

Third best in the world in public administration

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS offers world-class research within several areas including public administration. On the Shanghai Ranking, which lists the world’s top research institutions, the department is now ranked as number three in the world in the field of public…

2018.08.03 | Society and politics

Fem nye H2020-projekter til Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse

Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse har modtaget næsten 20 millioner kroner til fem nye Horizon 2020 projekter. Fire af projekterne beskæftiger sig med ansvarlighed og integritet i forskningen. Det femte projekt har fokus på at udvikle redskaber til at måle en virksomheds immaterielle aktiver.

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

2018.06.25 | People

Best paper award for Thorbjørn Sejr Guul

Assistant Professor Thorbjørn Sejr Guul and Aarhus BSS colleagues have received a best paper award from the Academy of Management’s Public-Nonprofit Division.


Wed 22 Aug
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Research collaboration and co-authorship in the social sciences
Dorte Henriksen will defend her PhD dissertation


New Books

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.

2018.07.04 | New Books

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility

How should we respond to the worst refugee crisis since the World War II? Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Melina Duarte, Serena Parekh and Annamari Vitikainen ask in their new book.

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