In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we review research on the nature of social movements, “waves” of protests and activism cycles, as well as police response.
2014 study in Public Understanding of Science that explores how ostensibly “scientific” graphical elements in a medication ad can increase consumers’ belief in its effectiveness.
2014 study published in Perspectives on Politics analyzing the relative influence of economic elites, interest groups and voters on the passing of public policies.
2014 study in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on how companies decide to comply environmental regulations in developing countries.
2013-14 reports and studies that rank the degree of integrity of voting worldwide, providing perspective on America’s recent questions over voting, redistricting and campaign-finance laws.
2014 study in Psychological Science examining declining levels of trust across America as well as the relationship between trust and factors such as income inequality, unemployment, crime and poverty.
2014 research brief on what distinguishes lawmakers who are the most effective, by Craig Volden of the University of Virginia amd Alan E. Wiseman pf Vanderbilt. and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 roundup of research-based ideas for improving coverage of elections, including providing context and depth on issues such as voter ID laws, exit polls and the role of outside money.
2014 research brief on the rise of inflammatory political speech, by Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj of Tufts University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 review of research on U.S. voter ID laws, with a focus on a new study from the GAO that estimates their impact on voter turnout in two states that changed their laws between the 2008 and 2012 elections.