I am Henrik Bech Seeberg. I am a professor in political science at Aarhus University in Denmark.
My research is concerned with the causes and consequences of party competition and political agenda-setting in advanced democracies. My research has appeared in European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Party Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Policy Studies Journal, JPART among others. I am the winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020. My most recent book 'Explaining Local Policy Agendas' came out at Palgrave Macmillan in 2022 and was awarded the Danish Local Government Award for the best research on Danish Municipalities in 2021-2023. Link to my list of publications.
I am a 'Sapere Aude' research leader on the project YOUTHPOL, funded by the Danish Research Council (6.500.000 DKr) (more info here) and an AUFF NOVA Grant holder on the project POPPRO generously funded by Aarhus University Research Fund (AUFF, 2.000.000 DKr). I start my 4-year 'Sapere Aude' project in 2024 and end my NOVA project in 2023.
I have created a number of political datasets that are available for download here.
I joined the editorial board at European Journal of Political Research in 2023.
Teaching fuels my research. I love engaging with my students and discuss how parties in Western democracies set the political agenda to tackle climate changes, terror, unemployment, and crime.
Disseminating my research to a broader audience is a key goal for me, and I frequently lecture for high school students, appear in the radio, or write about my research in Danish newspapers.
More about me here. Link to my CV.
- Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2023). 'Competing on Competence. The Issue Profiles of Mainstream Parties in Western Europe West European Politics'. West European Politics. Accepted
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2022). ‘The Power of the Loser: Evidence on an Agenda-Setting Model of Opposition Policy Influence’, European Journal of Political Research. Forthcoming. abstract
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2020). ‘Issue ownership attack: How a political party can counteract a rival’s issue ownership’. West European Politics.43(4): 772-794. LINK download
- Winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2017). ‘How Stable is Political Parties’ Issue Ownership? A Cross-time, Cross-national Analysis’, Political Studies, 65(2): 475-492.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2013). ‘Parties and Policies. On the Opposition’s Influence on Policy Through Issue Politicization’, Journal of Public Policy, 33:1, 89–117.
The complete list of publications is here.
Work in progress.
- Pedersen, Helene Helboe and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2023). 'Do politicians communicate more on salient issues amidst negative polls?' (revise and resubmit at Journal of Politics).
- Senninger, Roman, and Martin Bækgaard and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2023). 'Unsuccessful candidates are more concerned
- about electoral fairness than election winners' (revise and resubmit at Journal of Politics).
- Senninger, Roman and Henrik Bech Seeberg and (2022). 'What Makes Politicians Attend to Societal Problems? Evidence from a Field Experiment and Interviews with Party Candidates' (revise and resubmit at British Journal of Political Science).
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech and James Adams (2022). 'Do political parties’ issue emphasis influence the mass public’s issue priorities?', (in progress)