Most new democracies have vestiges of the old authoritarian regimes, such as successor parties, constitutions, and subnational enclaves.
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.
Science misinformation is difficult to detect. However, a solution can be found in humor according to a new scientific study.
With each major party becoming more extreme, 2022 may be a watershed moment of more senators losing nomination than since 1982.
Ohio’s 9th District is so thin that they actually drove to Lake Erie to monitor sea levels with respect to the contiguity of the district.
A healthy democracy requires a free press, but research shows assaults on press freedom affect economic development negatively.
SPAE is the only nationwide election administration survey that offers information on election results in individual states.
A new study looks at voting machine purchases in 791 jurisdictions throughout the country. It establishes the supremacy of three vendors.
An interesting new study has found out that people may identify an unfamiliar politician as an autocrat or a democratically elected leader.
Democracy game theory describes functioning of Pakistan’s democracy. The stakes are higher than representative democracy.
Proportional representation hands power to party bosses which disempowers voters. It may be time for electoral reform in South Africa.