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

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,…

2018.09.04 | People

Carter Bloch new Centre Director at CFA

Professor Carter Bloch has been appointed new centre director at Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) from 1 September 2018.

Ann-Kristin Kölln and Jonathan Polk received The Jack Walker Award. Click to enlarge photo. Photo: Private

2018.09.03 | People

Two prestigious awards for Ann-Kristin Kölln

The Organized Section on Political Organizations and Parties of the American Political Science Association gives out five awards each year. This year Ann-Kristin Kölln received two of them: the Emerging Scholar Award and the Jack Walker Jr. Outstanding Article Award.

Events

Fri 05 Oct
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Intention and Competence Impressions in Political Leader Evaluations
Alexander Bor will defend his PhD dissertation
Wed 10 Oct
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Muslim Foreign Fighters in Armed Conflicts
Jasper Schwampe will defend his PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

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.

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.

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