2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
2014 research brief on how government can better engage citizens through the use of social media, by Steven Michael Polunsky, Texas A&M University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study from Portland State University published in Political Communication on how the loss of newspapers in two U.S. cities diminished civic life.
January 2014 review of latest studies in journalism, communications, computer science and global technology.
2013 study by the UMass Amherst and the U.C. Irvine in Social Forces on the effect of unions’ political activities on members’ levels of broader social engagement.
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests specific advocacy groups and lobbies often distort the will of supporters in the general public and lead to more extreme polarization.
2013 study in Political Communication demonstrating the short-lived effects of political advertising and implications for democracy.
2013 research review on participatory budgeting, including American Review of Public Administration study on its impact on organizational effectiveness.
2013 review of academic papers and articles relating to basic tensions between government openness and other competing public interest values.
2013 study in American Economic Review on how perceptions of security in Latin American countries influence trust in democratic institutions.