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.


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Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication & External Relations

2020.07.01 | Public/media

Best in the world

The Department of Political Science is the best in the world within public administration according to the recently published Shanghai Ranking. The department is also ranked number three in Europe within political science.

2020.06.29 | People

Jørgen Grønnegård to examine coronavirus lockdown

Emeritus Professor Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen has been asked to lead an expert group, which is to examine the lockdown of Denmark caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Carsten Jensen asked a representative sample of the British population about their attitudes towards welfare benefits. Are the benefits to people on welfare too generous? And do their attitudes shift when you manipulate the figures of the welfare benefits? Photo: Unsplash
Carsten Jensen received the Harrison Award for the best article in Political Studies in 2019. Photo: AU Photo

2020.06.15 | Research news

Exaggeration enhances resistance

The higher benefits you believe people on welfare receive, the greater resistance it generates in the population. Therefore, it is very effective when politicians exaggerate their rhetoric and highlight the extreme examples, award-winning research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University shows.

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2020.04.14 | New Books

Making Sense of Affirmative Action

New book by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen published by Oxford University Press.

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."

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