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

Rune Slothuus (right) and Thomas Leeper receive the APSA best paper award from the Election, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section. In the middle is member of the award committee, Bonnie Meguid of Rochester. Photo: Patrick Egan

2017.09.13 | People

Rune Slothuus wins APSA best paper award

Rune Slothuus wins the APSA best paper award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section. It is the third time he wins an APSA best paper award.

2017.09.05 | People

Michael Bang Petersen will be JCS Senior fellow at AIAS

As of February 1, 2018, Michael Bang Petersen will be JCS Senior fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). During his fellowship he will be working on the project "Political Rumors: Why Do They Spread and How Can They Be Stopped?"

Martin Bisgaard has just received the prestigious award at this year’s American Political Science Association conference in San Francisco. Photo: Lars Kruse (from AUFF's award ceremony 5/24-17)

2017.09.01 | Awards

Martin Bisgaard awarded for outstanding dissertation

Martin Bisgaard wins this year’s best PhD dissertation award from the American Political Science Association's section on political psychology. This is the first time the award is won by a person from a university outside the US.

Events

Thu 28 Sep
08:50-14:00 | AIAS conference room 203, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
Workshop: Autocratic Diversity: New Distinctions and Neglected Issues
A third of all countries are currently subjected to autocratic rule – and this is even the lowest share in world history. Hence, studying the trajectories, manifestations, and perspectives of autocratic rule has enduring relevance.

Research


New Books

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?

2017.05.08 | New Books

Social Theory: A Textbook

Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Tine Ravn and Mads P. Sørensen's new text book on social theory is published with Routledge.

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