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2016.03.03 | New Books

The Politics of Persuation

Gert Tinggaard Svendsen and Urs Steiner Brandt ask: Should lobbying be regulated in the EU? They answer yes and offers eight policy recommendations for EU's decision makers.

Joshua Robison
Maria-Louise Clausen

2016.03.18 | People

Robison and Clausen receive million grants from DFF

Joshua Robison receives a 1.7 million grant and Maria-Louise Clausen receives 1.6 million from the Danish Council for Independent Research for their postdoc projects.

2016.02.22 | Debate

Newspapers make us more critical towards war

It’s important for democracy that the public, through newspapers, is exposed to more than just one-sided arguments. This makes us question e.g. whether or not our country should go to war, international researcher Leonie Huddy explained in a guest lecture at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS.

[Translate to English:] Lasse Lindekilde at seminar

2016.02.15 | Knowledge exchange

Lone Terrorists Not That Lonely: Aarhus BSS Researcher

If lone terrorists were really alone and radicalised in complete isolation from surrounding society, they would be impossible to intercept. But scientific evidence shows that they are in fact less detached from their surroundings than is commonly believed, which makes it possible for the authorities to detect them in time, according to a…

Researchers now reveal that satisfaction measurements should not necessarily be seen as indications of an organisation’s quality, and that organisations should therefore be careful when making decisions based on the results. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU

2016.02.04 | Research news

Can we trust satisfaction measurements?

Satisfaction measurements may provide a misleading image of the quality of public institutions. Research from Aarhus BSS shows that caution is necessary when decisions influencing the life of citizens are made on the basis of evaluation results.

2016.01.25 | Research news

Solo terrorism: Why and what to do about is

Lasse Lindekilde, an associate professor of political science, throws light on why lone terrorists act the way they do. The explanation may surprise you.

The researchers aim to explore how changes in the composition of revenue providers affect bargaining over the state funds and how they are spent. They want to explore in detail who the main revenue providers are and what these providers want in return. Photo: Colourbox

2016.01.14 | Research news

DKK 7.28 million to explore the correlation between tax contributions and political priorities in Africa

Together with researchers from Uganda and Tanzania, researchers from Aarhus BSS aim to explore how the political priorities in Africa are affected by changes in the tax contributions of different groups. The project, which focuses specifically on Uganda and Tanzania, is supported by Danida.

The dataset is now freely accessible on the project website www.V-Dem.net

2016.01.08 | Research news

A milestone for democracy research

The new groundbreaking Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset can help us understand the state of democracy and what it takes to develop and maintain it.

“The EU needs to realise that peace is very far off. The solutions put forward by the EU are not working. It’s been 20 years since the Oslo Accords, and this must be seen as proof that the scenario of a two-state solution reached through negotiations is not working,” Bruno Oliveira Martins says.

2015.12.11 | Research news

How to move forward in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Bruno Oliveira Martins and five international research colleagues have joined up to find alternative solutions to the future relationship between Israel and Palestine. They point out limitations and obstacles for a peaceful solution in the current situation and look at possible new steps towards solving the long-lasting conflict between the two…

"How best to integrate children in schools is the topic of many a political debate, but the foundation of the discussion is flimsy. With our research, we hope to add a more solid foundation to the debate,” says Per Mouritsen.

2015.12.17 | Research news

Where do schools most successfully integrate children of immigrants - in Denmark or in Sweden?

Researchers from Aarhus BSS have received DKK 6.2 million from the Rockwool Foundation to explore how schools succeed in getting children of immigrants to thrive and grow up to be civic-minded and active citizens. No less than 6.000 children and adolescents in Denmark and Sweden are participating in the study.

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