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2020.10.20 | Research news

Citizens themselves contribute to political mistrust

People have a special ability to detect and disseminate information about egotistic and selfish leaders. In this way, citizens themselves contribute greatly to the proliferation of voter apathy and mistrust of politicians, according to a new study from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University.

2020.10.13 | Research news

Empathy prevents COVID-19 spreading

New research in cooperation with the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication and External Relations

2020.09.14 | Awards

Mathias Tromborg receives award for best LSQ paper

Assistant Professor of Political Science Mathias Tromborg has won an award for best comparative paper in the journal of Legislative Studies Quarterly (LSQ). The award was presented virtually at this year’s APSA conference.

2020.09.11 | People

Maria Søgaard-Nielsen receives HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant

Maria Søgaard-Nielsen from the Department of Political Science is one of the four AU students to receive HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant. She will use the grant for a study trip to Deakin University in Australia where she will be studying international politics and social science methods.

2020.08.21 | Ceremony / opening

Basic research centre for the study of discrimination opens at Aarhus BSS

What is discrimination? Why do we discriminate and what can we do to prevent discrimination? These are some of the central questions that a new centre of excellence at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University will be aiming to answer and qualify in the coming years.

2020.08.14 | New Books

New Book Release

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics

2020.08.10 | Grants

Aarhus BSS researchers receive Facebook grant

Michael Bang Petersen and Alexander Bor from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS have received a DKK 863,000 grant from Facebook. The grant will go towards exploring the psychological motivations behind political hatred and the sharing of misinformation on social media.

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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