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.



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2019.03.25 | Research news

Four historical Danish general elections – and one to come?

LONGREAD: Insights, a media platform from Aarhus BSS, takes you back to four historical elections that have each made their mark on the political landscape according to two professors from the Department of Political Science.

2019.03.20 | Awards

Roman Senninger receives award for best PhD dissertation

European Union Studies Association (EUSA) has announced the winner of EUSA Best Dissertation Award. The winner is Roman Senninger, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science.

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2019.03.05 | Research news

Teachers under pressure choose Anders instead of Ahmed

When Danish school teachers are under pressure, they discriminate students with Middle Eastern names. This is the conclusion of new research from TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research at Aarhus BSS. When the teachers’ workload is reduced, the discrimination is also eliminated.


Fri 26 Apr
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Severing the Lifelines of Tyranny: How Individually Targeted Sanctions Can Decrease Public, Elite, and International Support for Autocratic Regimes
Mikkel Sejersen will defend his PhD dissertation
Fri 24 May
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Managing Complexity: Heuristics use in Public Budgeting
Søren Kølbæk Larsen will defend his PhD dissertation


New Books

2019.02.05 | New Books

Routledge Handbook of Russian Security

Mette Skak contributes with a chapter on Russian strategic culture. She writes about old habits and the new generation of policy makers.

2018.12.13 | New Books

Introduction to International Relations

Oxford University Press releases the seventh edition of ‘Introduction to International Relations’ – with Professor Jørgen Møller, Aarhus BSS, as new co-author.

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