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 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.
2014 study in The International Journal of Press/Politics on how smaller NGOs tend to struggle to communicate on the Internet.
January 2014 review of latest studies in journalism, communications, computer science and global technology.
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 review of academic papers and articles relating to basic tensions between government openness and other competing public interest values.
2013 roundup of recent studies and papers that bring a scholarly, data-driven lens to questions around the Arab Spring and its roots.