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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.

Jørgen Elklit in front of Aarhus University where he has worked for 50 years. Photo: Lars Kruse (at AU's annual celebration in 2016)

2020.01.27 | People

Electoral expert Jørgen Elklit rounds off his 50-year career

Jørgen Elklit celebrates 50 years as a researcher and resigns as a professor at Aarhus University. However, the internationally recognised electoral expert and adviser for fledging democracies, and democracies affected by conflict will continue to share his knowledge in research and dissemination projects.

Associate Professor Tore Vincents Olsen looks forward to working on the new project “Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe”, which will run over four years. Photo: Ingrid Fossum

2020.01.24 | Grants

DKK 7.5 million for research into democratic self-defence

Tore Vincents Olsen and his international colleagues have received DKK 7.5 million from the Carlsberg Foundation to explore how European democracies may defend themselves against pressure from populist parties.

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."

This year's Research Award went to Fabio Wolkenstein. Vice-Dean for Research and Talent Per Baltzer Overgaard handed him the award. Photo: Sinne Jakobsen.

2019.12.20 | Awards

Fabio Wolkenstein receives The Aarhus BSS Research Award

Fabio Wolkenstein receives the faculty's Research Award for his “exceptionally extensive and impressive research production”.

2019.12.16 | People

Mindeord

Ved Nikolaj Petersens død

"The Responsible University" is edited by Mads Sørensen, Lars Geschwind, Jouni Kekäle, and Rómulo Pinheiro. Photo: Palgrave.

2019.12.12 | New Books

New book: "The Responsible University. Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond"

The book analyses the notion of the responsible university using the Nordic universities as case studies.

2019.12.09 | Grants

New ERC project explores the impact of parties on citizens’ political opinions

Professor Rune Slothuus from Aarhus BSS receives an ERC grant to explore whether political parties can help citizens form political opinions on a more informed basis.

"Reforming the Welfare State" by Carsten Jensen and Georg Wenzelburger. Photo: Routledge.

2019.11.28 | New Books

New book: "Reforming the Welfare State"

The book "Reforming the Welfare State" is written by Carsten Jensen, Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, and Georg Wenzelburger, Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, TU Kaiserslautern.

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