New research

Managers from five different sectors are going back to school. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.

2014.01.24 | Research news

720 managers take part in an experiment

In the next four years, Professor Lotte Bøgh Andersen will be leading a project aimed at investigating what constitutes good public management. Among other things, the experiment entails teaching several hundred managers.

2013.12.10 | Research news

The inequality-conflict nexus: an age-old concern

Does unequal distribution of resources, such as income or land, increase the risk of political instability – including protest, armed conflict, and, ultimately, revolution?

Research now shows that people who are hungry are more inclined to be supportive of the welfare state and help the poor. Photo:

2013.11.11 | Research news

When your body needs calories, you are more inclined to help the poor

New research shows that hunger affects our attitudes towards the welfare state. And when hungry people state their support of the welfare system, it is not so much a reflection of their concern for the poor; rather it is a strategy for securing further resources for themselves.

2013.11.07 | Research news

Millions from AU for research on the welfare state

Professor Kees Van Kersbergen from the Department of Political Science and Government has received a grant of DKK 4 million from AU IDEAS. The research grant is to fund the establishment of the pilot centre UNIWELL, contributing to research on the welfare state and the redistribution of wealth in Scandinavia.

[Translate to English:] Forskerne fra V-dem samlet til konference i Gøteborg.

2013.10.31 | Research news

Major grant for research project on democratisation

The researchers behind the project entitled Varieties of Democracy have just received a major grant to fund their research on democratisation. The project is based on new data on all countries of the world. The ambition is to provide a better explanation of why some countries are more democratic than others.

2013.10.23 | Research news

Substantial funding from the Velux Foundation for project on the impact of political messages

In modern society, voters have to deal with messages from politicians and other opinion formers on a daily basis. And while some of these messages have a decisive influence on the voters’ opinions, others do not. But what determines whether a message makes an impact or not?

2013.08.01 | Society and politics, Research news, People

Joe Soss affiliated with Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

For the next three years, the American political scientist, Joe Soss, will be affiliated with the research community Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS). He will be working with discriminatory treatment of ethnic Danish children and children from a minority background.

2013.03.27 | Research news, Society and politics

Partisan polarisation and conflict get in the way of substantive arguments

Increased polarisation and conflict between political parties move citizens' focus from substantive arguments and place it on the sender of the proposal. The polarisation also strengthens people's confidence in their own arguments, no matter how good they are, according to new research from Aarhus University published in American Political Science…

2013.02.10 | Society and politics, Research news, Public/media, Private and public companies, Staff, Students, Future students, Alumni

The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms - Social Democracy's Transformation and its Political Costs

New book by Christoph Arndt.

2013.01.22 | Research news

Process-tracing methods: Foundations and Guidelines

New book by Derek Beach and Rasmus Brun Pedersen, Department of Political Science and Government.

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