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.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring and its roots.
2013 review of studies on the connection between human genes and political preferences. Research from both political scientists and geneticists are reviewed.