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

Head of department Peter Munk Christiansen and professor Carsten Jensen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS | Photo: Mia Ulvgraven

2018.11.28 | Grants

EU awards prestigious grant to researcher at Aarhus BSS

Professor Carsten Jensen from the Department of Political Science has received the European Research Council’s Consolidator Grant, which is awarded to excellent researchers with promising academic careers. Carsten Jensen is the first researcher from Aarhus BSS to ever receive the award.

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,…

Events

Fri 25 Jan
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Why Politicians Seem so Rude and How it Affects Citizens
Rasmus Skytte will defend his PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

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.

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.

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