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Study shows voting does not reduce crime

A new study casts doubt on a promising application of the timeworn theory—posited by thinkers such as Rousseau, Alexander de Tocqueville, and John Stuart Mill—that political engagement, such as voting, fosters good citizens ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Kenya shows pitfalls of digital elections

Allegations of computer hacking in Kenya's August 8 election have reignited a debate around the use of digital technology in national votes, with experts wondering whether sticking to paper may be best.

dateSep 07, 2017 in Security
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Voter behavior influenced by hot weather

Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new study, published in the ...

dateAug 16, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Does a candidate's religion matter to voters?

Religion is sometimes used as shorthand to define a political candidate's views—"evangelical" and "antiabortion" may be considered interchangeable. But a new analysis by political scientists at the University of Houston ...

dateJul 12, 2017 in Social Sciences
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