Last updated: January 9, 2017
Politicians in developing democracies appear more likely to win reelection if they claim to have secured foreign aid, even if they had nothing to do with it.
Last updated: December 12, 2016
People are unlikely to bet against their own preferences in sports or politics, new research suggests, even when such “emotional hedging” may be in their interest.
Last updated: November 6, 2016
Research in the American Journal of Political Science suggests a higher turnout among minorities in voting districts where minorities make up most of the voting-age population.
Last updated: November 2, 2016
People with little interest in politics vote more during violent wars, a 2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science finds. Overall, people vote less if there have been few recent war deaths.
Last updated: October 24, 2016
A primer on the tech issues behind the cyberattacks that have roiled the 2016 presidential campaign.
Last updated: October 17, 2016
2016 research roundup on claims that a presidential election could be stolen with falsified ballots, undermining the credibility of the Oval Office.
Last updated: September 20, 2016
2016 updated literature review of political science insights on American presidential debates and their effects.