Division of labour and political polarization—two social phenomena not typically considered together—may actually share a common social mechanism.
Election Science articles
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Study on the effects of voting costs—specifically, distance to polling location—using geographic discontinuities.
Researchers concluded that candidates did in fact benefit from attractive looks, as well as appearing “competent” in photographs.
Recent research from The Lancet says Democratic countries had a higher life expectancy in a sample of residents that were HIV free, compared to autocracies.
International IDEA’s analysis is relevant to different types of complex political change that the UN addresses in its daily work.
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.
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.