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"Thinking about Sectarianism in the Middle East: Drivers and Consequences", Talk by Professor Raymond Hinnebusch (University of St. Andrews)

2016.04.27 | Events

Thinking about Sectarianism in the Middle East: Drivers and Consequences

Talk by Professor Raymond Hinnebusch (University of St. Andrews), visiting professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University.

In their new book “Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State - Explaining the Flight of the Bumblebee”, the brothers Gert and Gunnar wish to provide an answer to the question: “How is social capital applied in practice to generate wealth in contemporary Danish society?” Photo: AU

2016.04.08 | Research news

Trust may explain the good state of Danish economy and the country’s successful welfare society

Trust plays an important role in Denmark’s welfare society. This society is founded on our very belief that our fellow citizens do not cheat their way out of working or paying taxes, and that the authorities administer…

2016.04.07 | Society and politics

DKK 5 million from Horizon 2020 to CFA

The Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) has received a DKK 5 million grant for three projects that focus on research ethics and integrity, responsible research and innovation in bioscience, and…

“In principle, everyone can fight to be heard in the EU, and lobbyism may contribute to providing a nuanced picture of a specific issue provided that all relevant parties are heard. But in many cases, lobbyism creates a skewed picture of the state of affairs, and the efforts of the lobbyists end up promoting narrow interests at the expense of the common good”, says Professor in Political Science at Aarhus BSS Gert Tinggaard Svendsen.

2016.03.14 | Public/media

Regulate lobbying: The producers win at the expense of consumers

Consumers and tax payers lose out when EU lobbyists fight the cause of producers. Researcher from Aarhus BSS recommends that lobbying should be regulated to improve the conditions of the common interests.


2016.05.18 | New Books

New book: Forebyggelse og bekymring – i professionel praksis

Lektor i statskundskab ved Aarhus Universitet, Gitte Sommer Harrits, og seniorforsker ved KORA, Marie Østergaard Møller, har udgivet en ny bog, som undersøger, hvordan den forebyggende praksis konkretiseres som et…

2016.05.03 | New Books

New book: AFTER THE ARAB UPRISINGS. Between democratization, counter-revolution and state failure.

Visiting Professor Raymond Hinnebusch has edited a new book, which examines the impact of the Arab uprisings on democratization and authoritarian persistence in the Middle East. The book also includes a contribution by…


Fri 27 May
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Phd Defence: Procedural Fairness and Public Opinion
Troels Bøggild will defend his PhD dissertation
Thu 02 Jun
12:00-16:00 | Building 1330, Room 126; Store Mødelokale
CODE/DEDERE Workshop on The Foundations of Regime Instability and Conflict
Fri 03 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Escalating Ethnic Conflict: From Political Exclusion to Civil War
Lasse Lykke Rørbæk will defend his PhD dissertation
Wed 22 Jun
09:00-18:00 | Aarhus University
The Public Management Research Conference 2016
The PMRC 2016 will be hosted on 22-24 June by the department of Political Science at Aarhus University for the Public Management Research Association (PMRA). The keywords of the conference are Public Management; Public Administration and Organizational Performance....


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