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

Stine Toft. Photo: Private

2019.08.16 | Education news

First Public Policy graduate from Aarhus BSS

In autumn 2014, the first group of students enrolled on the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programme in Public Policy. Stine Toft is the first graduate from the programme and is now working in the Economic Council of the Labour Movement (Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd).

Photo: Colourbox

2019.08.12 | Research news

Female researchers are cited just as much as their male colleagues

Several studies have concluded that male researchers are cited more than their female counterparts. However, researchers from the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy have dug deeper and conclude that there is no meaningful difference between the genders. According to the…

Photo: Private

2019.06.28 | Awards

Talented researcher receives European PhD award

Assistant Professor Kristina Bakkær Simonsen wins dissertation award for her PhD dissertation on immigrants and integration.

Events

Fri 23 Aug
14:15-16:00 |
PhD Defence: International Organizations as Actors and Arenas in International Politics
Nicolas Burmester will defend his PhD dissertation
Fri 20 Sep
02:15-08:15 | Aarhus, Denmark
Higher Doctoral Thesis Defence
Professor Carsten Jensen will defend his higher doctoral thesis
Fri 27 Sep
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD defence: Parliamentary Control of EU International Treaty-Making. Partisan Perspectives
Anne Pintz will defend her PhD dissertation

Research


New Books

[Translate to English:] Oxford University Press

2019.08.05 | New Books

The Reshaping of West European Party Politics

In his new book, Professor Christoffer Green-Pedersen presents a new model of issue competition among political parties based on a new coding of party manifestos.

2019.07.01 | New Books

US Foreign Policy Towards Russia in the Post-Cold War Era

Mind-sets from the Cold War have continued to influence US foreign policy with detrimental consequences for US–Russia relations, argues David Parker in his new book. He concludes by demonstrating how tension and mistrust have continued to grow during the Trump administration and considers the…

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