Mads Thau

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Position Senior Research Fellow
Degree PhD
Contact +47 921 70 782

Political scientist focusing on democratic politics and public administration and service delivery

Mads Thaus research interests cover democratic politics and public administration. His research focuses on political behavior, particularly opinion formation, party strategies, and mass-elite linkages. He is also interested in public administration, focusing on public service delivery, organizational learning, and citizens’ performance evaluations.

Thau received his PhD Aarhus University in 2018, and he previously worked at VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science Research. His research has appeared in journals like Journal of Politics, Public Administration and Comparative Political Studies.

Tags: Welfare, Elections and Democracy, Civil Society, Media and the public sphere


  • Thau, Mads (2021). The Social Divisions of Politics: How Parties’ Group-Based Appeals Influence Social Group Differences in Vote Choice. Journal of Politics. . doi: 10.1086/710018 Show summary
  • Robison, Joshua; Stubager, Rune; Thau, Mads & Tilley, James (2020). Does class-based campaigning work? How working class appeals attract and polarize voters. Comparative Political Studies. . doi: 10.1177/0010414020957684 Show summary
  • Thau, Mads; Mikkelsen, Maria Falk; Hjortskov, Morten & Pedersen, Mogens Jin (2020). Question Order Bias Revisited: A Split-Ballot Experiment on Satisfaction with Public Services among Experienced and Professional Users. Public Administration. . doi: 10.1111/padm.12688 Show summary
  • Thau, Mads (2019). How Political Parties Use Group-Based Appeals: Evidence from Britain 1964–2015. Political Studies.  67(1), s 63- 82 . doi: 10.1177/0032321717744495
  • Thau, Mads (2018). The Demobilization of Class Politics in Denmark: The Social Democratic Party’s Group-Based Appeals 1961–2004. World Political Science.  14(2), s 169- 188 . doi: 10.1515/wps-2018-0011 Show summary
  • Thau, Mads (2017). Demobilisering af klassepolitik i Danmark: Socialdemokratiets gruppebaserede appeller 1961-2004. Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab.  49(2), s 158- 178 Show summary
  • Tatham, Michael Robert & Thau, Mads (2014). The more the merrier: accounting for sub-state paradiplomats in Brussels. European Union Politics.  15(2), s 255- 276 . doi: 10.1177/1465116513512539
  • Tue Pedersen, Rasmus & Thau, Mads (2021). Det politiske arbejde i de stående udvalg, I: Ulrik Kjær & Lotte Bøgh Andersen (red.),  Kommunalpolitisk lederskab : tæt på borgerne i de lokale fællesskaber.  Hans Reitzels Forlag.  ISBN 978-87-0231-730-5.
  • Pedersen, Rasmus A & Thau, Mads (2019). Vive: Udskældt kommunalt udvalgsstyre fungerer faktisk fint. Altinget.
  • Thau, Mads (2019). Hvad blev der af klassepolitikken i Danmark?, I: Caroline Howard Grøn (red.),  Politologisk Årbog.  DJØF Forlag.  ISBN 978-87-574-4621-0.  s 86 - 89
  • Tatham, Michael Robert & Thau, Mads (2012). The more the merrier: accounting for sub-state paradiplomats in Brussels.
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