2013 research overview on the effects of term limits on the positions that politicians take, by Jennifer Hayes Clark and Robert Lucas Williams, University of Houston.
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 Political Communication demonstrating the short-lived effects of political advertising and implications for democracy.
2013 review of studies on the connection between human genes and political preferences. Research from both political scientists and geneticists are reviewed.
2013 study in Legislative Studies Quarterly on the nature of Enron’s efforts to influence the Congressional and regulatory rule-making process.
2013 study in Psychological Science showing how forcing people to confront their own ignorance can moderate their political views.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
2013 study in The Journal of Politics on the idea that there is a universally successful strategy for political messages that attempt to rebut contrary claims.
2012 report from American University and Loyola Marymount University analyzes on women’s performance and participation rates in politics.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.