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2017.05.09 | Research news

The Vicious Circle of Inequality

Large study across 27 countries and 30 US states demonstrates the association between unequal and unstable societies and their populations’ motives for social dominance. Ethnic persecution of immigrants, sexism, racism and corruption are some of the many negative consequences.

2017.05.08 | New Books

Social Theory: A Textbook

Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Lars Thorup Larsen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Tine Ravn and Mads P. Sørensen's new text book on social theory is published with Routledge.

2017.05.04 | Research news

The immune system may explain skepticism towards immigrants

There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails.

2017.03.23 | Research news

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

New research from Lasse Laustsen and Michael Bang Petersen shows that support for dominant politicians comes from those who favour solving the country’s problems using aggression.

2017.03.15 | Society and politics

Conservative voters prefer strong leaders

Voters’ ideological standpoints do more than determine party preferences. Ideology is also crucial in determining which qualities voters look for in political candidates. If you are conservative, you prefer a strong leader. If you are liberal, you are instead looking for candidate warmth.

2017.03.13 | Society and politics

Attitudes trump facts in Danish politics

New research from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS shows that Danish city counsellors are highly influenced by their own attitudes towards a topic when they interpret factual information on the topic.

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2017.03.02 | New Books

Islamism: A New Totalitarianism

With his new book, Emeritus Professor Mehdi Mozaffari provides an important new framework for understanding the full impact of Islamism in the Middle East and beyond.

Jørgen Møller's new book is published by Routledge.

2017.01.24 | New Books

State Formation, Regime Change, and Economic Development

Failed or weak states, miscarried democratizations, and economic underdevelopment characterize a large part of the world we live in. In his new book, Jørgen Møller includes the deep historical processes that produced the modern state, modern democracy and the modern market economy in the first place.

Niels Mejlgaard

2017.01.12 | People

Fifth H2020 grant for CFA

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) has received DKK 4.65 million from the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Professor Gert Tinggaard Svendsen was given the order in recognition of his scientific contribution. Photo: Marie Bacher Svendsen 
Gert received the order in the post back in September, and it was fastened to his chest when he turned up for the audience with the Queen on 12 December.

2017.01.06 | People

An audience with the Queen - behind the scenes

On Monday 12 December, dressed up to the nines, Professor Gert Tinggaard was received in audience by the Queen to thank her for the great honour of being appointed Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.

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