A new paper on algorithmic personalisation and the democratic public sphere focuses on why digital filter bubbles are problematic.
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.
Online society may be polarizing due to mass selection into groups of like-minded persons, notably when it comes to partisan differences.
The expectations that a person’s friends have about the likely winner of an election can distort their sense of the election’s outcome.
Dark personalities participate in politics. In this respect, participation is linked to narcissism and psychopathy (not Machiavellianism), study.
The efficacy of US democracy and human rights efforts could be improved by better coordination of key agencies like USAID, NED, etc.
When it comes to what and who is putting America at risk, Democrats and Republicans appear to be living in two different worlds.
According to a poll by Grinnell College, the majority of Americans believe that democracy in the United States is under serious threat.
A new University of Gothenburg report shows that the hybrid political system sometimes called “electoral autocracy” has gone “viral”.
Election law expert, Rick Hasen, argues American democracy faces imminent danger and Democrats aren’t taking it very seriously.
Learners can now study the history and meaning of the expansion of voting rights to citizens 18 to 20 through a new teaching resource.