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.



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.

Carlsberg grants for Svend-Erik Skaaning (photo) and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen will facilitate their new book projects. Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

2018.01.03 | People

Carlsberg grants for political science researchers

The political science professors, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Svend-Erik Skaaning, both receive a Carlsberg Semper Ardens grant. The grants are supposed to facilitate their respective book projects. In addition, Lasse Laustsen receives an internationalization grant.


Fri 23 Mar
14:15-17:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Social Categories in the Public Sector: When they are Applied and how to Reduce Discriminatory Use
Thorbjørn Sejr Guul will defend his PhD dissertation


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.

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