I am Henrik Bech Seeberg. I am an associate 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 excited to be 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' will come out at Palgrave Macmillan in February 2022. Link to my list of publications.
I am an AUFF NOVA Grant holder, and my research has been generously funded by Aarhus University Research Fund (AUFF). I will start my project in 2020 on political parties' attention to societal problems such as the unemployment or crime rate. To this project, I have hired a 2 years postdoc to work with me on the project. Link to the project.
I have created a number of datasets that are available for download here.
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.
- 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 (2020). ‘How Issue Ownership Reduces to Spatial Proximity’. West European Politics. 43(6): 1238-1261. LINK download
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2020). ‘First Avoidance, Then Engagement: Political Parties' Issue Competition in the Electoral Cycle, Party Politics. Forthcoming. download
- Lefevere, Jonas, Seeberg, Henrik Bech, and Stefaan Walgrave (2020). ‘Negatively affecting voters’ triple issue considerations. An experimental study of parties’ attack communication’, Political Communication. Forthcoming
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech and Alessandro Nai (2020). ‘“Don’t trust that party!” Undermining a rival party’s issue ownership through negative campaigning’, Political Studies. Forthcoming
- Jensen, Carsten and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2019). ‘On the enemy’s turf: Exploring the link between macro- and micro-framing in interest group communication’, Journal of European Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2019.1659845
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2017). ‘What Can a Government Do? Government Issue Ownership and Real-World Problems’, European Journal of Political Research, 56(2): 346-363.
- 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.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2021). ‘The Power of the Loser: Evidence on an Agenda-Setting Model of Opposition Policy Influence’, revise and resubmit. abstract
- Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2021). 'Similar or different? Issue overlap between mainstream parties in Western Europe' (in progress).
- Nikolaos Frantzeskakis and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2021). 'Flattening the Curve: Democratic Development and Legislative Output in African Democracies' (in review).