E-petition systems used in local government across the UK could help to improve political participation and debate – but only if current systems are overhauled, according to new research by leading public policy scholars.
If you want to predict which political party someone will support, take note of the person's height.
It appears that people who actively participate in demonstrations during social movements on behalf of those dissimilar to them do so for two important reasons.
After September 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT ...
Paying ransoms to terrorist kidnappers may encourage more abductions and worsen the situation for others, according to new research from UT Dallas.
From Beats headphones' rise to prominence or a political candidate's surge in the polls to how ants and bees select a new nest site, decisions emerging from groups frequently occur without a leader.
Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a "democratic peace."
Now we know how some Senate staffers keep busy during Congress' summer recess.
When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it's not just what they say that matters—it's also how they say it.
When citizens stop complying with laws, the legitimacy of government comes into question, especially in nondemocratic states—or so goes a prominent strand of political thinking. But what if citizens are doing something ...