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.



2019.05.14 | Podcast

New podcast on evolution and voters' behaviour

The logic of the primitive man is deeply stored in our brains. Also when it comes to politics. Hear what significance human evolution has in the polling booth. Professor Michael Bang Petersen and Associate professor Lasse Laustsen explain in this podcast episode (only available in Danish).

Photo: Colourbox

2019.05.14 | Grants

Five IRFD grants for the Department of Political Science

Five researchers from the department receive a total of DKK 43 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

2019.05.06 | Research news

Danish voters are sore losers

New research from the department shows that voters’ perception of Danish democracy is affected by whether they vote for a winning or a losing party. It is particularly striking that the losers are still less satisfied with democracy three years after an election.


Mon 03 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Does legitimacy matter for intrastate armed conflict?
Fenja Søndergaard Møller will defend her PhD dissertation


New Books

2019.02.05 | New Books

Routledge Handbook of Russian Security

Mette Skak contributes with a chapter on Russian strategic culture. She writes about old habits and the new generation of policy makers.

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.