2011 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research on the factors that spur online political discussion and participation.
2011 report from the Pew Research Center on social media dynamics around the 2012 presidential nominating contest in the United States.
2011 meta-study from Notre Dame on how diversity on college campuses promotes civic engagement.
2010 paper from the MacArthur Foundation's Youth and Participatory Politics research project on youth media literacy and civic participation.
2010 paper by the Berkman Center at Harvard University on frameworks for evaluating activism in the Internet age, particularly in repressive environments.
2010 study in American Sociological Review on characteristics of social advocacy organizations and their level of media attention.
2011 study in the Policy & Internet Journal on claims that mass email techniques used to mobilize people reduce activist energy.
2011 study by Brigham Young University on the effects of the Tea Party political movement on Congressional races.
Celebrating the Fourth of July may impact a child's later political affiliations, according to a working paper by the Università Bocconi.
2011 study by the Pew Research Center on levels of trust, tolerance and engagement among social networking users.