Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the five 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.


Programmes


Podcasts

News

2021.07.09 | Research news

Why we need to talk openly about vaccine side effects

New research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University shows that openness about the effectiveness and side effects of vaccines bolster confidence in the health authorities, and this is a crucial factor if we are to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

2021.06.20 | Research news

How to become a political icon: The Greta Thunberg method

Against all odds, environmentalist Greta Thunberg has succeeded in becoming a political icon. Professor of political science Thomas Olesen from Aarhus BSS has analysed how this was possible.

2021.06.09 | Awards

Ea Høg Utoft wins Emerging Gender Researcher Award

Postdoc at CFA Ea Høg Utoft wins Emerging Gender Researcher Award.

Events

Mon 02 Aug
09:00-16:00 | The Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
ECPR Summer School
The Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is pleased to be hosting the Summer School of our Standing Group on Political Parties in 2021. The academic theme is Theories and Methods in Party Politics.

Research centres


New Books

Rethinking Party Reform. Photo: Oxford University Press

2020.10.28 | New Books

Rethinking Party Reform

Fabio Wolkenstein's book is published by Oxford University Press.

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics Photo: Oxford University Press

2020.08.14 | New Books

New Book Release

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics