Study shows voter turnout can be increased with simple word change
Predicting politics: Professors model prediction markets
Political prediction markets -- in which participants buy and sell "contracts" based on who they think will win an election -- accurately predicted Barack Obama's 2008 victory. Now Northwestern University researchers have ...
Democrats Seen as the 'Undeserving Rich' Face Rejection by Party Voters
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study, researchers from several universities looked at why white working-class voters voted Republican in recent national elections even when they didn't like Republican policies.
Field experiment finds significant electoral fraud in Moscow
A large-scale field experiment conducted during the December 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia suggests that fraud had a significant impact on the results. The research marks an advance in efforts to quantify vote fraud.
Socially responsible corporations with heavy PAC contributors associated with higher stock returns
(Phys.org)—Companies that tout social responsibility and whose managers contribute to political action committees tend to provide higher returns to shareholders, suggests a new University of California, ...
Internet voting still faces hurdles in US
Shop online. Bank online. Why not vote online?
Women more likely to recruit other women for political office
The gender composition of those responsible for candidate recruitment plays a crucial role in either encouraging or discouraging women candidates to run for office, according to a recent study in Political Research Quarterly (PRQ) ...
Taiwan NSB gets half million cyber attacks a month
Taiwan's top security unit said Monday it received nearly half a million cyber attacks a month, only a minority from China and around 60 percent from the island itself.
Australia to scrap carbon tax for trading scheme
Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Sunday announced it will scrap its carbon tax in favour of an emissions trading scheme that puts a limit on pollution from 2014, a year earlier than planned.
Huffington Post launches Japan edition
US news website The Huffington Post launched a Japanese edition on Tuesday, the company's first site in Asia, hoping to shake up the media landscape and generate discussion with readers.
In-depth survey compares nonvoters to voters
What do nonvoters look like, can they be categorized and why don't they vote? To answer these and other questions, a Northwestern University journalism professor and Ipsos Public Affairs conducted an in-depth post-Election ...
Australia academics blast UK lord over Hitler jibe
Dozens of Australian academics signed a letter Tuesday demanding a lecture by British climate sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton be axed after he compared the country's climate adviser to Hitler.