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

2020.03.19 | Grants

New research to explore consequences of coronavirus

Professor of Political Science Michael Bang Petersen has received a DKK 25 million grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to explore citizen behaviour and its consequences on the development of the coronavirus epidemic. The project is called HOPE.

2020.03.13 | Research news

Rules and requirements may increase inequality

Many of the life factors that cause people to need help from the state also reduce people’s ability to handle the rules and requirements of the welfare state. According to researchers from Aarhus BSS, the administrative rules and requirements may thus increase inequality in society.

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…

Events

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.

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