Danish and Comparative Politics – Behavior, Institutions, and Methods

The Danish and Comparative Politics (DAC) research group is a hub for researchers of politics within and across national political systems. The group contributes, for example, to new knowledge about voting behaviour, party politics, and the role of interest groups in both a Danish and an international context.


What is the extent and consequences of harassment in Danish politics? How did ultra-Republican voters behave when fellow party members stormed the United States Capitol? How did lobby organisations influence national corona policies? And how do dictators exploit major sporting events to persecute political adversaries?

These are some of the issues addressed by researchers in the Danish and Comparative Politics group.

DAC group research addresses issues including voting behaviour and opinion formation, representation and recruitment, political communication, political economy, democratisation processes, and the behaviour of political elites in democratic and non-democratic systems. DAC researchers study how these issues are influenced by institutional frameworks and individual interests and preferences.

DAC group research is chiefly based on quantitative methods, including causal inference and computational methods but also qualitative methods, such as interviews and comparative case studies.

The DAC group is the hub of the department’s research into Danish politics, and members of the group are frequently heard in the public debate.

Group leader

Frederik Hjorth
Associate Professor - Promotion Programme


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Group members

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Damsbo-Svendsen, Søren Postdoc +4535321446 E-mail
Dausgaard, Christoffer Hentzer PhD Fellow +4535324562 E-mail
Dinesen, Peter Thisted Professor +4535323375 E-mail
Eady, Gregory Associate Professor   E-mail
Elkjær, Mads Andreas Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535332884 E-mail
Hansen, Kasper Møller Professor +4535323392 E-mail
Hariri, Jacob Gerner Professor +4535323567 E-mail
Heide-Jørgensen, Tobias Postdoc +4535331645 E-mail
Hermansen, Silje Synnøve Lyder Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535323732 E-mail
Hjorth, Frederik Georg Associate Professor - Promotion Programme +4535324104 E-mail
Junk, Wiebke Marie Associate Professor +4535333812 E-mail
Kjøller, Frederik Klaaborg Postdoc +4535326884 E-mail
Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina Associate Professor +4535323416 E-mail
Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter Professor +4535323798 E-mail
Levinsen, Olivia Viktoria Jensen PhD Fellow +4535337516 E-mail
Nedergaard, Peter Professor +4535323408 E-mail
Pedersen, Kristina Aleksandrovna PhD Fellow +4526654152 E-mail
Rapp, Carolin Hjort Associate Professor +4535336586 E-mail
Rasmussen, Anne Professor +4535320503 E-mail
Scharpf, Adam Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535333338 E-mail
Seestedt, Marie Heldgaard PhD Fellow +4535333593 E-mail
Sørensen, Anna Lund Research Assistant   E-mail
Vandeweerdt, Clara Johan E Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535332076 E-mail