March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities -- Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
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 study published in Perspectives on Politics analyzing the relative influence of economic elites, interest groups and voters on the passing of public policies.
2014 study in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on how companies decide to comply environmental regulations in developing countries.
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 study from Arizona State University published in the Journal of Politics showing the strong gender effect of female senators on women voters and their engagement in politics.
2014 study from Utah State University published in Perspectives on Politics demonstrating how the wording of ballot question titles can influence voters' choices.
2014 study in State and Local Government Review finds that both liberal- and conservative-leaning counties with charters tend to spend more than those with less autonomy.
2014 research brief on the effectiveness of get-out-the-vote strategies, by Melissa R. Michelson of Menlo College and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study in the Annual Review of Political Science establishing clear definitions around transparency initiatives and analyzing 16 leading studies on field experiments.