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

2018.04.12 | Research news

Strong political parties generate economic growth

Political parties are part of the reason why we have a stable and financially well-functioning society. In fact, strong parties generate economic growth, according to new research from Aarhus BSS. Signs of increased personalization of politics should therefore alarm us.

2018.03.15 | Ceremony / opening

The Crown Prince to inaugurate new centre at Aarhus BSS

To mark the 50th birthday of HRH The Crown Prince on 26 May, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University is opening a new research centre for public leadership. On 23 May, The Crown Prince himself will inaugurate the new centre, which has been named the “Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership”.

Associate professor of political science Thomas Olesen Photographer: Ove Smedegaard

2018.01.11 | People

Grant for research in social movements and protests in the Nordic countries

Thomas Olesen’s new grant will strengthen the collaboration and research in social movements and protests in the Nordic countries. His plan is to arrange a series of workshops on the topic.

Events

Thu 07 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Perceptions of Rich and Poor People's Efforts and Public Opinion about Economic Redistribution
Kristina Jessen Hansen will defend her PhD dissertation
Wed 13 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
The Healthy Child and the Child at Risk: The Formation and Transformation of Health, Risk and Non-risk Identities in the Encounter between Policy, Teachers and Pupils
Mathilde Cecchini will defend her PhD dissertation
Wed 27 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
The Use and Consequences of Group-Based Appeals
Mads Thau will defend his PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

2018.03.15 | New Books

Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions

Knud Erik Jørgensen and co-authors A. Alejandro, A. Reichwein, F. Rösch and H. Turton have written this book about IR Theory.

2018.03.15 | New Books

International Relations Theory: A New Introduction

Knud Erik Jørgensen's book about international relations theory is now published in a second edition.

Latest publications