N.H. voters have become less Republican since 1960s, new research shows
New Hampshire voters are about to observe their first-in-the-nation presidential primary. However, someone will be missing from this civic celebration: the Yankee Republican, that rural stalwart of New England ...
New study shows how integrated institutions can lead diverse populations to cooperate in rebuilding countries
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most pressing issues in world affairs today is state building: how countries can construct stable, inclusive governments in which a variety of religious and ethnic groups coexist.
Convenient Election Day voting centers can improve voter turnout: study
The convenience of Election Day voting centers can increase voter turnout, according to a new paper by political scientists Robert Stein of Rice University and Greg Vonnahme of the University of Alabama.
That's gross!: Study uncovers physiological nature of disgust in politics
Most likely, you would be disgusted if confronted with a picture of a man eating a mouthful of writhing worms. Or a particularly bloody wound. Or a horribly emaciated but still living body. But just how much disgust you feel ...
Caveman instincts still play role in choosing political leaders
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to voter preference, the issues count. But some may pull the handle for a more primal reason: Physical fitness and stature against an opponent.
Researchers examine impact of 'green politics' on recent national elections
A political candidate's electoral victory or defeat is influenced by his or her stance on climate change policy, according to new Stanford University studies of the most recent presidential and congressional elections.
Study of Congress: To tweet, or not to tweet, is unrelated to being in the hot seat
Chock-full of questions about Twitter and Congress, political science major David Lassen found a mentor in Professor Adam Brown (@utahdatapoints) willing to guide him through the process of answering one significant question.
Politicians have less influence through news media
News coverage of Washington politicians and their rhetoric appears to have less influence on the American public compared to other news coverage, according to a study by a Michigan State University political scientist.
UQ leads research on 'visual' politics
University of Queensland political science experts are exploring the ways in which images shape our views and understanding of humanitarian crises.
Study shows that low-information voters are most likely to be swayed by candidates' appearances
The looks of political candidates are a key factor influencing voters, a phenomenon identified by a number of scholars in recent years. Now, a new study by MIT political scientists adds to this body of research by detailing ...
Voting in elections is stressful -- emotionally and physiologically
A new study, conducted has found that the level of cortisol -- the "stress hormone" -- in individuals immediately prior to casting a vote was significantly higher than in the same individuals in similar non-voting conditions. ...
Cooperation needed to resolve deficit
The federal government has routinely operated with a budget deficit for many years, but that practice has become a bad habit, according to a Kansas State University public budgeting expert.
3 Questions: David Singer on the Greek Euro-tragedy
The economic and fiscal woes of Greece remain at the center of European politics. In recent months, a variety of economists and commentators have asked if Greece should consider the unprecedented move of leaving ...
Teacher unions that have lost collective bargaining will flex political muscle with money
While several states have recently limited the ability for teacher unions to collectively bargain for their members, teachers will continue to flex their political muscle in a way scholars of policymaking have overlooked: ...