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.


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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.

2018.08.15 | Public/media

Third best in the world in public administration

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS offers world-class research within several areas including public administration. On the Shanghai Ranking, which lists the world’s top research institutions, the department is now ranked as number three in the world in the field of public…

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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.

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