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. 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 am currently hiring a 2 years postdoc to work with me on the project. Link to the project and how to apply.
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.
- 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
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2019). ‘How Issue Ownership Reduces to Spatial Proximity’. West European Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2019.1663087
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2019). ‘Issue ownership attack: How a political party can counteract a rival’s issue ownership’. West European Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2019.1625242
- 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
- Bækgaard, Martin, Mortensen, Peter, and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2018). ’The Bureaucracy and the Policy Agenda’, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 28(2): 239-253.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2018). ‘The Impact of Opposition Criticism on the Public’s Evaluation of Government Competence’, Party Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068818792578.
- 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 (2019). ‘Why the Government Does What the Opposition Says: Evidence on an Agenda-Setting Model of Opposition Policy Influence’, in review.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2020). ‘Avoidance and Engagement: Do Societal Problems Fuel Political Parties’ Issue Overlap?', in review.
- Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2020). ‘Avoidance and Engagement in the Electoral Cycle: Selective Emphasis, then Issue Convergence between Political Parties', in review.
- Loftis, Matt, Mortensen, Peter and Henrik Bech Seeberg (2019). 'Problem-based political representation: Governmental responsiveness to societal problems', in review.