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2017.03.23 | Research news

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

New research from Lasse Laustsen and Michael Bang Petersen shows that support for dominant politicians comes from those who favour solving the country’s problems using aggression.

2017.03.15 | Society and politics

Conservative voters prefer strong leaders

Voters’ ideological standpoints do more than determine party preferences. Ideology is also crucial in determining which qualities voters look for in political candidates. If you are conservative, you prefer a strong leader. If you are liberal, you are instead looking for candidate warmth.


Mon 27 Mar
10:00-11:00 | The big meeting room
Guest talk: Detlef Jahn
Professor Detlef Jahn from University of Greifswald gives a talk on Distribution Regimes and Redistribution Effects during Retrenchment and Crisis: A Cui Bono Analysis of Unemployment Replacement Rates of Various Income Categories in 31 Welfare States.
Mon 27 Mar
11:00-12:00 | The big meeting room
Guest talk: Felix Hörisch
Dr. Felix Hörisch from Heidelberg University gives a talk based on Social Capital and the Impact of the Recent Economic Crisis: Comparing the Effects of Economic and Fiscal Policy Developments.
Wed 29 Mar
09:00-13:00 | Store Mødelokale, Department of Political Science
Workshop: Political Parties, Election Violence, and Democratization

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Jim Hagemann Snabe (right) was elected new chairman of the board at Siemens after Dr. Gerhard Cromme (left). (Foto:

2017.03.22 | Aarhus BSS

BSS alumni reach the top

During the first six weeks of 2017, no less than three Aarhus BSS alumni have dominated the headlines by takin

Digital tools contributes to improving the quality of the teaching. Photo: AU Foto

2017.03.22 | Aarhus BSS

Educational IT must make sense

The Department of Law has just completed a large project in which Educational IT was incorporated into an enti

Photo: Colourbox

2017.03.21 | Aarhus BSS

New spouse agreement to attract foreign researchers

Attracting foreign researchers to Aarhus BSS is not always easy - and retaining them is even harder - especial

News from AU

23/03 - 2017 |

New support service on study related systems

On 1 March the STADS & EDDI Support and the Blackboard Support merged – and...

24/03 - 2017 |

Focus on IT for education and administration in 2017

On the background of an analysis of the university’s IT needs, a number of...

21/03 - 2017 |

Travelling by train

If you are going to travel by train, you can now use the DSB app to buy a...