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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HSK - Heritage, Sustainability and Knowledge in History
The HSK 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.
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.
REGIS - Regional and International Studies research group
Regional and International Studies (REGIS) is a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to theoretical and empirical study of different aspects research primarily focusing on China, the EU and Latin America, subjects where we are the department’s ‘hub’. Our international focal point is also reflected in our multinational the mix of our staff.
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