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.



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…

Per Mouritsen at the award ceremony on 10 October 2019.

2019.10.11 | Awards

Associate Professor Per Mouritsen honoured for this year's original idea

Independent Research Fund Denmark presents the award for the original research idea of the year to Associate Professor Per Mouritsen from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS. The award was presented on 10 October 2019 by the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Anne…


Fri 22 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aud. A I (1333/101)
PhD Defence: FROM OLD WHITE MEN TO WHAT? Critical Reflections on the Mission to Globalize International Relations
Maiken Gelardi will defend her PhD dissertation
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.


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…