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


News

Jørgen Elklit in front of Aarhus University where he has worked for 50 years. Photo: Lars Kruse (at AU's annual celebration in 2016)

2020.01.27 | People

Electoral expert Jørgen Elklit rounds off his 50-year career

Jørgen Elklit celebrates 50 years as a researcher and resigns as a professor at Aarhus University. However, the internationally recognised electoral expert and adviser for fledging democracies, and democracies affected by conflict will continue to share his knowledge in research and dissemination…

Associate Professor Tore Vincents Olsen looks forward to working on the new project “Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe”, which will run over four years. Photo: Ingrid Fossum

2020.01.24 | Grants

DKK 7.5 million for research into democratic self-defence

Tore Vincents Olsen and his international colleagues have received DKK 7.5 million from the Carlsberg Foundation to explore how European democracies may defend themselves against pressure from populist parties.

This year's Research Award went to Fabio Wolkenstein. Vice-Dean for Research and Talent Per Baltzer Overgaard handed him the award. Photo: Sinne Jakobsen.

2019.12.20 | Awards

Fabio Wolkenstein receives The Aarhus BSS Research Award

Fabio Wolkenstein receives the faculty's Research Award for his “exceptionally extensive and impressive research production”.

Events

Thu 12 Mar
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Who Works the System: Investigating Gender Differences in Client Behavior in Child Visitation Disputes
Mette Bisgaard will defend her PhD dissertation
Wed 01 Jul
09:00-15:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
CAP 2020
The 13th Annual Conference of the Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) takes place at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.

Research


New Books

The new book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change." Photo: Cambridge University Press.

2020.01.15 | New Books

New book: "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change"

Svend-Erik Skaaning and a number of international colleagues have published the book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change."

"The Responsible University" is edited by Mads Sørensen, Lars Geschwind, Jouni Kekäle, and Rómulo Pinheiro. Photo: Palgrave.

2019.12.12 | New Books

New book: "The Responsible University. Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond"

The book analyses the notion of the responsible university using the Nordic universities as case studies.

Latest publications