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

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

2018.06.25 | People

Best paper award for Thorbjørn Sejr Guul

Assistant Professor Thorbjørn Sejr Guul and Aarhus BSS colleagues have received a best paper award from the Academy of Management’s Public-Nonprofit Division.

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”.

Events

Wed 22 Aug
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Research collaboration and co-authorship in the social sciences
Dorte Henriksen will defend her PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

2018.07.04 | New Books

State Capacity, Economic Control, and Authoritarian Elections

Combining evidence from cross-national studies with studies on selected cases relying on recent field work, this book suggests a solution to the "paradox of authoritarian elections". Merete Bech Seeberg's new book is published with Routledge.

2018.07.04 | New Books

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility

How should we respond to the worst refugee crisis since the World War II? Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Melina Duarte, Serena Parekh and Annamari Vitikainen ask in their new book.

Latest publications