Why do people decide not to vote? New research published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour provides evidence that lack of sleep may play a role.
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.
Blockchain-based voting has long been looked at as a use case for the technology – but as with any nascent application, there are bumps along the way.
Political scientists have measured the public’s trust in the federal government consistently, using measures that are largely unchanged since the 1960s.
By design, tens of millions of votes are cast across America on machines that cannot be audited, where the votes cannot be verified.
Individuals with lower voices are more likely to win and to win a larger vote share,” says University of Miami Associate Professor Casey Klofstad.
Why blood donors are so likely to turnout to vote is a write-up that shows how consciousness of civic duty, can boast electoral turnout regressions.
When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more — particularly when offered financial incentives to do so.
A new study led by Stanford Medicine that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes of adult mortality.
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist shows that when it comes to growth, democracy significantly increases development.
A growing body of research suggests animals may offer political lessons. Many make decisions using familiar political systems, from autocracy to democracy.