Department of Political Science

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

2019.12.09 | Grants

New ERC project explores the impact of parties on citizens’ political opinions

Professor Rune Slothuus from Aarhus BSS receives an ERC grant to explore whether political parties can help citizens form political opinions on a more informed basis.

Postdoc Andreas Albertsen
Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

2019.11.06 | Grants

Lippert-Rasmussen and Albertsen part of large Horizon 2020 project

Andreas Albertsen and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen are part of a large Horizon 2020 project aiming to analyse the crisis of trust and participation characterising European institutions and democracies. The project has received a grant of DKK 11.2 million out of which Aarhus BSS will receive DKK 1.2…

2019.10.22 | Grants

Centre of excellence for discrimination to open at Aarhus BSS

What is discrimination? Why is discrimination morally objectionable? Why do we discriminate and what can we do to prevent discrimination? These are questions that the basic research centre CEPDISC, scheduled to open in August 2020, is aiming to answer. CEPDISC has been recommended for a six-year…

Events

Thu 23 Jan
08:30-18:00 | Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, Aarhus
Conference on online political hostility
The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve.
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 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.

"Reforming the Welfare State" by Carsten Jensen and Georg Wenzelburger. Photo: Routledge.

2019.11.28 | New Books

New book: "Reforming the Welfare State"

The book "Reforming the Welfare State" is written by Carsten Jensen, Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, and Georg Wenzelburger, Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, TU Kaiserslautern.

Latest publications