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Election Science articles
This election science section highlights important research in political science as it relates to democracy, the ultimate invention in political science. Technology and science have played a major role in democratic history and this section seeks to constantly reexamine the important ideas behind it all. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Voting Machines.
As showcased by the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the extension of voting rights can reduce political violence, study.
Children are often left out in discussions on participative democracy. Yet, and interestingly so, can contribute to building democracy.
Most Americans want max age limits for elected officials, and far more think more young people in office will be positive for US politics.
Recent debates on the composition of the apportionment basis have brought up fresh concerns about representation in the process.
The exploitation of our present system by parties and extremists threatens the integrity of elections, voter confidence, and public order.
The ability of political campaigns to sway voters is limited in partisan general elections and decreases more as election day draws near.
Voters’ responses to information in a way compatible with Bayesian updating, can explain the modest size of campaign effects.
The success of the American experiment depends on responsible leaders and citizens educated in the nation’s history and civics.
Blacks in southern counties that experienced a relatively higher number of historical lynchings have lower voter registration rates today.