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.



2017.11.07 | Research news

Women on the research team ensure more nuanced medical research

Research team from Aarhus BSS and Stanford University demonstrates a relationship between gender diversity in the author group and the attention devoted to gender and sex analysis in medical research. This can be a matter of life and death and have a major financial impact.

2017.11.03 | Research news

Should Denmark be a closed club?

The requirements for Danish citizenship are so steep that even some Danes fail to meet them. The findings from a new study at Aarhus BSS question whether it is fair to demand more of others than of yourself.

2017.10.13 | Research news

Why party members do not vote for their own party

Read Ann-Kristin Kölln's blog post in Washington Post's Monkey Cage.


Thu 23 Nov
10:00-17:00 | Room 126, building 1330 (the large meeting room)
Mini Conference on Political Behavior and Psychological Biases
World-leading experts in the fields of political behavior, political psychology and political communication - Professor Stuart Soroka and Professor Sven Oskarsson visit the department.
Fri 24 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Negativity and Public Opinion. Limits and Consequences of the Negativity Bias in Politics
Mathias Osmundsen will defend his PhD dissertation
Fri 08 Dec
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Do they Belong? Host National Boundary Drawing and Immigrants' Identificational Integration
Kristina Bakkær Simonsen will defend her PhD dissertation


New Books

2017.09.22 | New Books

Controlling the EU Executive?

Jens Blom-Hansen and Gijs Jan Brandsma's new book on the politics of delegation in the European Union is published with Oxford University Press.

2017.08.25 | New Books

The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

In his new book, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen answers questions like: Is discrimination always morally wrong? What makes discrimination wrong? How should we eliminate the effects of discrimination?

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