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.



2019.09.03 | Research news

Voluntary national tests may affect weak students

Academically, primary and secondary school students of low socioeconomic status benefit significantly from national tests. However, schools with the most disadvantaged students are also most likely to opt out of the tests.

2019.09.02 | Research news

Framing affects our attitudes

Et nyt studie fra Aarhus BSS undersøger, hvordan interesseorganisationer framer deres budskaber i medierne. En viden, der kan gøre os bedre til at gennemskue, hvordan vores opfattelse af emner som SU eller lærernes arbejdstid bliver påvirket af organisationernes ordspin, så vi i sidste ende kan…

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2019.08.30 | Grants

The EU finances new project on responsible research and innovation

A new research project funded by the EU aims at promoting Responsible Research and Innovation and open science practices in research institutions within biosciences. The goal is to involve various stakeholders in society in the research so that research and future technologies are in accordance…


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


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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