Today, I had the privilege to talk to 270 high school pupils at 'Aarhus Katedralskole'. I gave a 90-min online lecture on the causes and consequences of political agenda-setting, primarily in Denmark. We discussed why immigration is such a big issue on the agenda in Denmark and the EU or morality issues such small issues, and we analyzed the politics and political agenda-setting of the covid-19 pandemic.
On Thursday 17 December 2020, I was the chairman of the assessment commitee of Thomas Kristensen's Phd-dissertation at Dept. Political Science at Aarhus University. This was a true honor and I learned a lot from the dissertation. I was lucky to do the assessment with the amazing Frank Baumgartner and Reimut Zohlnhöfer. This was an amazing dissertation on the politics of numbers and how problem indicators influence political parties' attention. Link to download the dissertation: https://politica.dk/politicas-phd-serie/thomas-artmann-kristensen/.
Winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020
I just received news that I am the winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020 for my article: 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. Needless to say, I am of course incredibly happy and proud to have received this prize among so many great publications in this strong journal! Thanks WEP!
More info: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-the-gordon-smith-and-vincent-wright-memorial-prizes/
I am very pleased to see that my most recent research has been accepted for publication in Party Politics. The manuscript is entitled ‘Avoidance and Engagement in the Electoral Cycle: Selective Emphasis, then Issue Convergence between Political Parties'. Please find a link to download the study on this homepage under publications here. Link to article here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354068820970353
Super excited that my paper co-authored with the fabolous Jonas Lefevere & Stefaan Walgrave has now been published in Political Communication. We study how a party can attack & undermine a rival's issue reputations (performance, priority, and position) as well as cross-effects. More:
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Happy to have contributed to a very comprehensive book on the 2019 European Parliament election together with the awesome 'Reconnect' team from Vienna! I wrote a chapter on Denmark together with the fabulous James Wilhelm (Vienna). Link: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780367816926#.XpwPS-OyTrQ.twitter
This one is to all policy agendas lovers: New chapter with Laura Chaques Bonafont & Christoffer Green-Pedersen introduces policy agendas dataset, ways to analyze it, & ways to go forward with the data. Great intro for students & aspiring researchers. Part of a very cool edited volume on policy analysis.
The CAP2020 conference in Aarhus is cancelled. We are super disappointed and very sad to have to make this decision. We will come back strong for the CAP2021 next year in Aarhus! We will announce the date for the CAP2021 conference in Aarhus as soon as possible. There will be a new call for abstracts during the fall and registration next spring.
Incredibly happy to see my manuscript ‘“Don’t trust that party!” Undermining a rival party’s issue ownership through negative campaigning’, with my friend and good colleague Alessandro Nai accepted for publication in Political Studies. In a series of experiments, we test to what extent a party can use negative campaigning to attack a rival party's issue ownership. This manuscript had a long and tough way to publication so it feels amazing to finally set it coming forward. Thanks for the great work Alessandro!