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Attitudes toward race, immigration underscored vote switching in 2016 election
It's estimated that around 9% of voters who supported Barack Obama in 2012 crossed party lines to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 -- but why? (2019-07-25)
Strongman leaders make for weak economies, study finds
Autocratic leaders are often credited with purposefully delivering good economic outcomes, but new research challenges that long-held assumption. (2019-07-22)
Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting
People who think they know more than they actually do are more likely to vote against the establishment, shows new research out of the Netherlands. (2019-07-18)
Study: Even in competitive markets, shareholders bear burden of corruption
While the US traditionally ranks low on worldwide corruption indices, domestic political corruption still imposes substantial costs on US shareholders, according to new research co-written by Gies College of Business accounting professor Nerissa Brown. (2019-07-18)
Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth
Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-07-18)
A study analyzes the influence of political affinities in the processes of socialization
A study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participated (UC3M) has concluded that most people prefer not to have much to do with those who have political sympathies which are different from their own. (2019-07-17)
Companies' political leanings influence engagement with activists
Liberal-leaning companies are more likely to work in concert with the demands of activists of all kinds than conservative-leaning companies, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Washington. (2019-07-16)
Political support, strong public health systems key to eliminating measles outbreaks worldwide
Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-15)
Study explores how social movements can use virtual worlds
Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2019-07-10)
CEO political activism -- Jobseekers want bosses who take a stand
Chief executives who speak out on political issues and take a principled stance are increasingly sought out by jobseekers who believe such behaviour signals fair treatment, respect for employees, and a more responsible vision beyond nurturing the bottom line, new research shows. (2019-07-03)
Mentoring becomes more widely accepted as a part of teacher training methodology
As the authors posit, contemporary pedagogical ideas and approaches cannot fully satisfy the existing graduate requirements because of rapid informatization, intellectualization and technological progress. (2019-07-02)
Current pledges to phase out coal power are critically insufficient to slow climate change
The Powering Past Coal Alliance, or PPCA, is a coalition of 30 countries and 22 cities and states, that aims to phase out unabated coal power. (2019-07-01)
What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?
Why do civil wars and coups d'├ętat occur more frequently in some sub-Saharan African countries than others. (2019-06-28)
Study shows that financial crises lower life satisfaction
Financial crises not only result in severe disruptions to the economic system, they also affect people's life satisfaction. (2019-06-27)
Private prisons have a political role in corrections issues in the US, researcher finds
Private prisons play a political role in immigration and incarceration issues in the United States and the industry may face obstacles as well as opportunities in the current political landscape, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests. (2019-06-25)
Trump's tweets reveal hidden unity between Democrats, Republicans
Democrats and Republicans may stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but both parties share a hidden agreement surrounding President Donald Trump's online behavior, found a new University at Buffalo study. (2019-06-25)
Study shows visual framing by media in debates affects public perception
New research shows that in the 2016 primary debates the front runners from both parties benefitted from preferential visual treatment by the media, but Donald Trump won in terms of camera time and angle. (2019-06-24)
How Facebook and Google avoided FEC ad disclaimers during 2016 presidential election
The first academic research study to look specifically at how Facebook and Google deadlocked the Federal Election Commission's efforts to regulate digital political advertising. (2019-06-24)
OU study explores 'rainbow wave' and identity gaps in LGBTQ liberal political perspectives
A University of Oklahoma study explores the so-called 'rainbow wave' of LGBTQ voters that emerged during the Trump presidency. (2019-06-24)
Democrats and Republicans agree: Take politics out of health policymaking
It's no secret that Americans are politically divided, but a new report offers hope that Democrats and Republicans find common ground on at least one issue: the role of 'evidence' in developing and shaping health laws. (2019-06-18)
How Sweden went from 'least democratic' to welfare state
In a new study, Lund University economic historian Erik Bengtsson debunks the myth that Sweden was destined to become a social democratic country. (2019-06-14)
New application can detect Twitter bots in any language
Thanks to fruitful collaboration between language scholars and machine learning specialists, a new application developed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Linnaeus University in Sweden can detect Twitter bots independent of the language used. (2019-06-13)
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome
Analysis of plant, animal and human remains from Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, has reconstructed for the first time the diets and geographic origins of its inhabitants, suggesting a shift in food resources following the Vandal sack of Rome in AD 455. (2019-06-12)
Stanford-led study investigates how much climate change affects the risk of armed conflict
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the journal Nature. (2019-06-12)
How nurses bring clarity to the nature of social change
History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. (2019-06-11)
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks across Eurasia
Strengthening of political networks coincided with the intensification of agricultural production, resulting in the widespread adoption of millet by populations across Eurasia. (2019-06-10)
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks
Populist Eurosceptics don't gain from terrorist attacks Research led by the University of Kent has found that terrorist attacks in Europe don't increase support for populist parties. (2019-06-05)
Study offers comprehensive roadmap for regulating political activity by nonprofits
Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer's comprehensive approach yields surprising and controversial solutions, beginning with the creation of a simple and broad definition of political activity that charities will be prohibited from engaging in. (2019-06-05)
Politicians walk the walk, when it comes to financial investments
For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. (2019-05-31)
Structural sexism: FSU researcher offers new perspective on gender and health inequality
In a new study published in the American Sociological Review, FSU Assistant Professor Patricia Homan developed a new structural sexism approach to the study of gender inequality and health. (2019-05-29)
Climate undermined by lobbying
For all the evidence that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases outweigh the costs of regulation, disturbingly few domestic climate change policies have been enacted around the world so far. (2019-05-28)
Factors associated with elephant poaching
Study associates illegal hunting rates in Africa with levels of poverty, corruption and ivory demand. (2019-05-28)
Research reveals how personality affects susceptibility to persuasion
Researchers at Edge Hill University in England have helped identify personality traits which make people more (or less) susceptible to persuasion than others. (2019-05-23)
Initially threatened by change, people adapt to societal diversity over time
With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Oxford. (2019-05-23)
Study questions European Parliament's perception as champion of gender equality
The European Parliament is often viewed as the most democratic and gender equal decision-making institution of the European Union. (2019-05-22)
Brain activity of Spanish Popular Party voters triggered by rivals
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR), the Distance Learning University of Madrid (UDIMA) and Temple University (United States) have analyzed the brain response of supporters of Spain's Popular Party (PP) and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) when exposed to information about corruption or positive news from the rival party (2019-05-16)
To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words
According to Cornell researchers, social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating. (2019-05-16)
Political disinformation campaigns not as threatening as you think
When foreign powers try to interfere with the politics of another country by spreading strategic disinformation, research suggests there is no real effect on policies or the balance of power in the targeted country. (2019-05-16)
FDA independence in an age of partisan politics
Unlike other federal agencies, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- the oldest federal consumer protection agency -- has been increasingly subjected to creeping politicization and a progressive loss of independence under the glare of partisan politics. (2019-05-16)
When science and politics collide: Support for enhancing FDA independence
A new paper by Eli Y. Adashi, Rohit Rajan, and I. (2019-05-16)
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