Anne Rasmussen

Anne Rasmussen


Anne Rasmussen is a Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. In addition, she is affiliated to the Department of Public Administration, Leiden University, Professor II at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen and a Fellow at the Montesquieu Institute. She serves as a member of the executive board of the European Consortium for Political Research and is a co-convenor of the ECPR standing group on interest groups.

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Current research


Her current research analyzes interest groups, political representation, perceptions of public opinion, public policy, social media, gender, citizen engagement and political parties. She was the Principal Investigator of the DFF funded project SoMeRep on “Inequality in Representation” and the GovLis Project (, which linked data on interest groups, public opinion and decision-making. Currently, she's the PI of an ERC consolidator grant: "Advocacy in Digital Democracy: Use, Impact & Democratic consequences" and a project on Social Media and Political Representation funded by the Danish Research Council. Previously her research received support from organizations such as the European Commission, the European Consortium for Political Research, the British Council, the European Science Foundation and the Danish and Dutch Research Councils. A list of current and previous research projects can be found here.

Published work

Anne Rasmussen is a co-editor of Interest Groups and Advocacy and member of the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Public Policy, Acta Politica, the Journal of European Integration, & European Political Science. Her work appears in several journals, including:

  • British Journal of Political Science
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • European Integration Online Papers
  • European Journal of Communication
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • European Political Science Review
  • European Union Politics
  • Interest Groups and Advocacy
  • Irish Political Studies
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Journal of European Integration
  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Journal of Legislative Studies
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • Party Politics
  • Policy Studies Journal
  • Scandinavian Political Studies
  • West European Politics 


She has taught courses on interest representation, public policy, comparative politics, research design and methods, European Union politics and policy, and economics.

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