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.
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.
January 2014 review of latest studies in journalism, communications, computer science and global technology.
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.
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2013 study in Political Communication demonstrating the short-lived effects of political advertising and implications for democracy.
2013 research review on participatory budgeting, including American Review of Public Administration study on its impact on organizational effectiveness.