2013 study in State and Local Government Review on the nature of public-private service delivery and the potential benefits and risks of the various forms it can take.
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 Legislative Studies Quarterly on the nature of Enron’s efforts to influence the Congressional and regulatory rule-making process.
2010 study from Yale University and U.C. Berkeley published in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
2008 study by George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin on political advertisements and effects on voter groups.