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2019.03.25 | Research news

Four historical Danish general elections – and one to come?

LONGREAD: Insights, a media platform from Aarhus BSS, takes you back to four historical elections that have each made their mark on the political landscape according to two professors from the Department of Political Science.

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2019.03.05 | Research news

Teachers under pressure choose Anders instead of Ahmed

When Danish school teachers are under pressure, they discriminate students with Middle Eastern names. This is the conclusion of new research from TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research at Aarhus BSS. When the teachers’ workload is reduced, the discrimination is also eliminated.

2019.02.06 | Research news

The class society is alive - and so what?

Despite widespread agreement that the class society is a thing of the past, the class consciousness of Danes is alive and well and has hardly changed in the past 60 years. And this is not unimportant.

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2018.10.10 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Muscular men prefer an unequal society

For men, physical strength and political attitudes are linked. This is not the case for women. New research from Department of Political Science shows that ancestral human instincts affect men’s political reflections.

2018.09.05 | Research news

Toddlers prefer winners - but avoid those who win by force

Toddlers aged just 1 1/2 years prefer individuals whom other people yield to. It appears to be deeply rooted in human nature to seek out those with the highest social status. This motive might have evolved because being close to high-ranking individuals has given people access to resources, territory and mates.

2018.04.12 | Research news

Strong political parties generate economic growth

Political parties are part of the reason why we have a stable and financially well-functioning society. In fact, strong parties generate economic growth, according to new research from Aarhus BSS. Signs of increased personalization of politics should therefore alarm us.

2017.12.05 | Research news

You can also be Danish wearing a headscarf

The notion of Danishness needs to be challenged. We need to break down the black-and-white ideas of what it means to be Danish and what it means to be a Muslim. According to a researcher from Aarhus BSS, children of immigrants need explicit acceptance from their friends that it is OK to wear a headscarf or stay away from alcohol before they feel…

2017.11.07 | Research news

Women on the research team ensure more nuanced medical research

Research team from Aarhus BSS and Stanford University demonstrates a relationship between gender diversity in the author group and the attention devoted to gender and sex analysis in medical research. This can be a matter of life and death and have a major financial impact.

2017.11.03 | Research news

Should Denmark be a closed club?

The requirements for Danish citizenship are so steep that even some Danes fail to meet them. The findings from a new study at Aarhus BSS question whether it is fair to demand more of others than of yourself.

2017.10.13 | Research news

Why party members do not vote for their own party

Read Ann-Kristin Kölln's blog post in Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

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