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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.

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 form of governance that we are in fact unable to…

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.

2020.04.14 | Grants

New EU project TiGRE to investigate trust relationships in European regulatory policies

Researchers from the Department of Management and the Department of Political Science will contribute to a new EU project which will examine trust relationships in European regulatory policies and public authorities in Europe.

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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.

2020.03.19 | Grants

New research to explore consequences of coronavirus

Professor of Political Science Michael Bang Petersen has received a DKK 25 million grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to explore citizen behaviour and its consequences on the development of the coronavirus epidemic. The project is called HOPE.

2020.03.13 | Research news

Rules and requirements may increase inequality

Many of the life factors that cause people to need help from the state also reduce people’s ability to handle the rules and requirements of the welfare state. According to researchers from Aarhus BSS, the administrative rules and requirements may thus increase inequality in society.

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