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Peter Munk Christiansen is looking forward to contributing to the development of the department in several dimensions in collaboration with the department's many talented employees.

2015.11.13 | People

Peter Munk Christiansen is new department head

The new head of the Department of Political Science is Peter Munk Christiansen, who is taking over from Thomas Pallesen, who has been appointed dean of Aarhus BSS. In the following, the head of department gives his view on the department's strengths, challenges and visions.

2015.10.06 | People

2.2 million for Sunhee Park's project about negotiation

Postdoc Sunhee Park has received a Mobilex mobility grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for her project "Civil War Termination Bargaining: Power, Third Parties, and Bargaining Behavior".

2015.10.02 | Research news

The citizen and the embryo: Birth weight affects social trust, Danish study shows

Low birth weight is statistically correlated with low levels of social trust, according to new study from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. The findings deepen our understanding of what keeps society together

2016.07.14 | New Books

[Translate to English:] Ny bog: "En plads i verden. Det moderne medborgerskab"

[Translate to English:] Per Mouritsen står bag den første forskningsbaserede bog om medborgerskabets historie og nutidige udfordringer på dansk. Bogen udgives på Gyldendal.

2015.09.18 | Society and politics

Experts on the refugee crisis

Are you looking for an expert on the European refugee crisis? Aarhus BSS has an impressive line-up of academics with insights on this crucial issue.

2015.09.07 | People

25,000 DKK travel grant for political science student

Political science student Lasse Egendal Leipziger has received Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II's travel grant. The award of DKK 25,000 is intended to enable the award winners to spend a study period abroad in connection with their studies at Aarhus University.

2015.09.01 | Awards

Best paper award for Louise Ladegaard

Louise Ladegaard received a best paper award for young researchers at the EGPA conference in Toulouse.

2015.08.31 | Research news

Can a legal donor market improve the alarming organ shortage?

Can I buy your kidney? This was the question posed by assistant professor Andreas Albertsen at the Aarhus-seminar Friday 21 August where he gave a talk on the ethical implications of organ trafficking.

Between 2008 and 2012, we talked several times to all relevant actors in the sector. From researchers to politicians; members of parliament, former ministers or other civil servants. We also talked to the producers -both large and small milk farmers, dairies and those who monitored the quality of the milk,” Anne Mette Kjær explains.
The growing milk trade was spurred on by the government’s active industrial policy, by state investments in milk coolers and in transportation infrastructure as well as by the liberalisation of the large state-owned dairy company.

2015.08.31 | Research news

The African development debate - a 2015 status update

What does it take for development processes to succeed in the poorest countries of the world? At the Aarhus-seminar at the Department of Political Science on Friday 21 August, Anne Mette Kjær attempted to provide the alumni with an answer to what might be one of the world’s most difficult questions.

PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS, PRODUCTION AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AFRICA

2015.08.21 | New Books

New book: Perspectives on Politics, Production and Public Administration in Africa

In Africa, as elsewhere in the world, politics is decisive for change, but poorly understood, sometimes neglected and often depicted using rigid models. The new book 'Perspectives on Politics, Production and Public Administration in Africa: Essays in Honour of Ole Therkildsen' seeks to dig below the surface and do justice to the complexity of the…

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