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Department of Politics and Society

Research groups

The Department of Politics and Society has eleven research groups. All scholars within the department are members of at least one research group. Each research groups organises various activities each semester such as: academic seminars, events and activities; joint publications; applications for external funding of projects; and cooperation with external and international networks, partners and scholars from across the world.

ACEuS - Aalborg Centre for European Studies

ACEuS - Aalborg Centre for European Studies

ACEuS interdisciplinarily researches the actors, organisation, functioning and institutions of the European Union, and its global role. It serves to discuss Denmark’s EU role; engage in international partnerships; secure external funding;  and enrich European Union teaching at Department of Politics and Society.

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CARMA - Centre for Labour Market Research

CARMA - Centre for Labour Market Research

Both individual and collective courses of life are established in the labour market and are shaped by political and professional regulations. CARMA is a multi-disciplined research group conducting analyzes and evaluations of such policies and the implementation of these.

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CCA - Conflict, coercion and authority in history

CCA -  Conflict, coercion and authority in history

The world today faces many social, political and religious conflicts – which often have international dimensions. The research group Conflict, coercion and authority in history (CCA) traces their historical origins in and across societies from Antiquity to the modern day.

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CCWS – Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies

CCWS – Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies

The Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies (CCWS) is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to comparative social policy and welfare research; with a special focus towards the challenges and changes within the Danish and Nordic welfare states, such as economic globalization, migration and ageing, and the institutional structures of the Nordic welfare states, such as benefit/services schemes, labour market regulations and family structures. 

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CIM - Centre for Information System Management

CIM - Centre for Information System Management

Centre for Information System Management (CIM) researches digitalization and its impact on organizations. Our research and educational programmes tackle real-world problems related to IT development, usage, management and leadership.

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COMA - Centre for Organization, Management & Administration

COMA - Centre for Organization, Management & Administration

COMA is a cross-departmental center representing a collaboration between Department of Politics and Society & Department of Sociology and Social Work and including members from other departments as well. The objective of the center is to generate cutting edge scientific knowledge about the conditions and opportunities for managing organizational change, innovation and improvement in the public sector from both a local, a national and an international perspective.

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DIR - Development and International Relations

DIR - Development and International Relations

The Research Centre on Development and International Relations (DIR) is characterized by its interactive combination of the two interdisciplinary fields of development studies and international relations, which engender critical inquiry and holistic understanding of development and transformation.

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FREIA - Centre for Gender Research

FREIA - Centre for Gender Research

FREIA is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University. FREIA’s researchers cover a broad selection of fields ranging across sociology, political science, statistics, anthropology, philosophy, history and European, international and post-colonial studies.

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GRS - Global Refugee Studies

GRS - Global Refugee Studies

GRS focuses on forced displacement of people, i.e. both those who are refugees in the legal sense and other groups of “people in flight” from their homes: Those who have not crossed any borders (internally displaced persons), those who flee (within or across borders) from general violence rather than personal persecution, and those fleeing natural disasters. It is a multi-disciplinary group, bringing together political scientists, anthropologists, legal experts and others. 

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KSH - Knowledge, Sustainability and Heritage

KSH - Knowledge, Sustainability and Heritage

The KSH research group studies a wide range of topics from the late 19th Century until today. KSH has defined three focus areas: Welfare state and modernization; International organizations, transnational movements, and civic diplomacy; and Environment, energy and sustainability. 

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PolSoc - Political Sociology

PolSoc - Political Sociology

The Political Sociology Research Group strives to broaden the understanding of public opinion and political behaviour. Key thematic issues are elections, political parties, political behaviour and attitude formation; democracy, citizenship and identity; political communication. The research group conducts research using a wide range of methodological approaches; among these the use of survey data in Denmark and internationally.

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Department of Politics and Society • Fibigerstræde 1,3 and 5, 9220 Aalborg East • Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen SV
Phone.: +45 9940 8192 • Email: inst.dps@dps.aau.dk
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