Government bans on lightweight plastic shopping bags have spread in recent years amid fears about plastic’s negative impact on the environment. But alternatives are not necessarily better.
Ads, Public Opinion
2016 updated review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
A 2016 tip sheet that offers journalists guidance on how to research foreign lobbying in the United States.
2014-2015 scholarship that provides new insights on the Iowa caucuses and suggests that the demographics of participants may be changing.
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 from Harvard University researchers outlining the different groups and networks that advance liberal and conservative policy agendas at the state level and analyzing the effectiveness of this party infrastructure.
2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
2015 study from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School comparing the ideological positions of judges across different tiers of the judiciary between judges and lawyers.
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 paper written for the National Bureau of Economic Research that analyzes the behavior of nonpracticing entities (NPEs) as well as the characteristics of companies likely to be targeted.