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Alexander Horn

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020


Alexander Horn

Alexander Horn is assistant professor of political science at Aarhus University. Previously, he took part in the Ph.D. programs of the Berlin Graduate School and Duke University and defended his dissertation at Humboldt University of Berlin. His research interests include welfare states, parties and election pledges, and the politics of inequality.

At CES, Horn will study changes in the importance of different concepts of equality among parties in the US in comparison with parties in two different types of welfare states and market economies, Germany and Denmark. He will make use of the innovative data gathering tool of online crowdcoding and will showcase how parties in these three countries conceive of equality and inequality.

Horn has published in the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Social Policy, and Social Science History. His book Government Ideology, Economic Pressure, and Risk Privatization: How Economic Worldviews Shape Social Policy Choices in Times of Crisis is published in the series “Changing Welfare States” (Amsterdam University Press, 2017).

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Aarhus University
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Equality of what? Equality concepts of parties in the United States, Germany and Denmark since 1980


Political Science