POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

At the Department of Political Science, we endeavour to conduct high-quality research that covers the widest possible range of the various political science disciplines.

The department’s research is internationally anchored, and a great deal of resources is dedicated to collaborating with researchers abroad, publishing in international journals and participating in international conferences.   

We also emphasise disseminating our research to the public via international publishing channels, in Danish journals and books, via radio and television features, newspaper or online articles as well as in the form of lectures.

An important element of the department’s broad research profile are the many active and talented PhD students.

Furthermore, it is a key principle at the department that the teaching must be research based. To the greatest extent possible, teaching is carried out by active researchers in order to ensure that it is based on the latest research within the field.


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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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