New research

2016.01.14 | Research news

DKK 7.28 million to explore the correlation between tax contributions and political priorities in Africa

Together with researchers from Uganda and Tanzania, researchers from Aarhus BSS aim to explore how the political priorities in Africa are affected by changes in the tax contributions of different groups. The project, which focuses specifically on Uganda and Tanzania, is supported by Danida.

The dataset is now freely accessible on the project website

2016.01.08 | Research news

A milestone for democracy research

The new groundbreaking Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset can help us understand the state of democracy and what it takes to develop and maintain it.

2015.12.11 | Research news

How to move forward in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Bruno Oliveira Martins and five international research colleagues have joined up to find alternative solutions to the future relationship between Israel and Palestine. They point out limitations and obstacles for a peaceful solution in the current situation and look at possible new steps towards solving the long-lasting conflict between the two…

2015.12.17 | Research news

Where do schools most successfully integrate children of immigrants - in Denmark or in Sweden?

Researchers from Aarhus BSS have received DKK 6.2 million from the Rockwool Foundation to explore how schools succeed in getting children of immigrants to thrive and grow up to be civic-minded and active citizens. No less than 6.000 children and adolescents in Denmark and Sweden are participating in the study.

2015.11.28 | Research news

Republicans Prefer Politicians with Deep Voices

A deep voice and a square jaw are important assets for conservative politicians. For politicians on the liberal side, it’s more important to have gentle features. That’s the conclusion of two recent scientific articles from Aarhus University. The implication is not only that physical features have a larger impact on voter preferences than…

2015.10.02 | Research news

The citizen and the embryo: Birth weight affects social trust, Danish study shows

Low birth weight is statistically correlated with low levels of social trust, according to new study from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. The findings deepen our understanding of what keeps society together

2015.08.31 | Research news

Can a legal donor market improve the alarming organ shortage?

Can I buy your kidney? This was the question posed by assistant professor Andreas Albertsen at the Aarhus-seminar Friday 21 August where he gave a talk on the ethical implications of organ trafficking.

2015.08.31 | Research news

The African development debate - a 2015 status update

What does it take for development processes to succeed in the poorest countries of the world? At the Aarhus-seminar at the Department of Political Science on Friday 21 August, Anne Mette Kjær attempted to provide the alumni with an answer to what might be one of the world’s most difficult questions.

2015.06.16 | Research news

Party supporters are driven by partisan identity – not specific policies

Political engagement depends on the extent to which supporters identify with a given party. But are party supporters influenced by the actual party policy? Or is it rather the level of their attachment to the party in question that determines their partisanship, a relation that may be compared to that of sports fans?

Photo: Jesper Rais/Aarhus University

2015.06.19 | Research news

Physiological responses reveal our political affiliations

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark shows that political partisanship is rooted in affective, physiological processes that cause partisans to toe the party line on policies and issues, regardless of policy content.

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