News tagged with political decision

Squabbling meerkats make better decisions

Conflicting interests within a group can lead to better collective decisions – if you're a social animal such as a meerkat – according to new research by a team of biologists and political scientists ...

dateDec 06, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Empowering women in Afghanistan

In recent decades, Afghanistan has been a notoriously difficult place for women to participate in civic matters. But a new study co-authored by an MIT political scientist, which assessed Afghanistan's largest ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Social Sciences
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NZ court backs Dotcom's right to sue spy agency

An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom's right to sue New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy.

dateMar 07, 2013 in Other
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Social media companies 'friend' politics

(AP) -- Social media companies have "friended" the 2012 presidential contest at a level almost unimaginable just four years ago, hosting debates and sponsoring presidential town halls while remaining indispensable ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Internet
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How leaders explain unpopular decisions: study

When bad news needs to be shared, management scholars have shown that the response is influenced by how bad the news is, what is said, and who says it. New research by Terry Cobb, management associate professor in the Pamplin ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Social Sciences
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