2015 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network and University of California, Berkeley that looks at how the timing of elections influences voter turnout and how organized groups benefit from off-cycle elections and low turnout.
2015 paper in
Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 study in the
American Journal of Political Science showing how access to meetings with congressional offices may be aided by a history of prior campaign donations.
2015 research brief on the nature of civic undertakings such as housing advocacy and youth service networks, by Paul Lichterman of the University of Southern California and the Scholars Strategy Network.
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.