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

Associate professor of political science Lene Aarøe is one of the researchers to receive a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Photo: Aarhus BSS

2020.05.19 | Grants

DKK 21.5 millioner for political science from the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Four political scientists receive major grants in this year’s allocation of funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

We are not expecting the coronavirus crisis to lead to democratic breakdown in Denmark because we have a strong associational landscape and many years’ of experience with a well-functioning democratic government. Photo: Colourbox

2020.04.23 | Research news

Old democracies will make it through times of crisis

Are old democracies at risk of breaking down in today’s society? No they are not, argue researchers from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University. Old Western democracies are resilient. They will also survive the current coronavirus crisis. The reason is that we have become so accustomed to democracy as a…

2020.04.20 | Grants

DKK 5 million for research into EU’s handling of coronavirus crisis

Derek Beach has received DKK 5 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a project aiming to develop improved case study methods. The cases are based on the EU’s crisis management in relation to the current coronavirus crisis among others.

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

Photo: Oxford University Press

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."