Honorary doctorate 2023: Professor Deborah Anne Stone (Aarhus BSS)


Deborah Stone from Brandeis University in the USA is one of the world’s leading researchers in policy, in particular health policy. Her most well-known book is entitled Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making and is widely recognised as one of the best introductions to the subject. It has been translated into Mandarin, Japanese, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Spanish and Lithuanian.

Deborah Stone’s research has been pivotal in helping researchers around the globe become aware of the importance of narratives, metaphors and figures in political debates and processes. She has received numerous awards and is a regular contributor to public debate.

Since 2010, Deborah Stone has been an affiliated professor at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University. She has conducted several research stays at the department, during which she has taught Master’s degree students and collaborated with many of the department’s researchers.

Read more about Deborah Stone on her website