How well did our political institutions manage the COVID-19 pandemic and are they prepared to handle future threats to the public? A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York hopes to answer these questions and more after compiling an extensive dataset tracking public health government responses to COVID-19 at all levels of government throughout the world.
The George P. Hanley Democracy Center, set to launch this fall, will study the practice of democratic politics both in the United States and globally and will offer research grants and public programming.
Public primary schools were created by states to reinforce obedience among the masses and maintain social order, rather than serve as a tool for upward social mobility, suggests a study from the University of California San Diego.
Hertz Fellow Bailey Flanigan is using her engineering background to design a better—and fairer—way of selecting people for citizen panels.
Five University of Notre Dame professors who specialize in different areas of democracy studies recently signed a strong statement of concern issued by the think tank New America warning of the serious threats to democracy in the U.S.
University of Illinois Chicago researcher Zizi Papacharissi draws on interviews conducted with everyday citizens of more than 30 countries
Dr. Michael J. Feuer, dean of the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, writes in a new editorial for the journal Science that a renewed partnership between science and civics education can help restore the foundation…
New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 12, 2021) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick professors Robert E. Kopp and Pamela McElwee are available for interviews on how President-elect Joe Biden and his incoming administration could strengthen efforts to address climate change and protect the environment. Kopp, a professor in…
The results of the November 2020 elections are schedule to be certified by Congress this week, as allies of President Trump seek to delegitimize the election and the president was revealed to have pressured Georgia’s Secretary of State to “find…
Are our political institutions up for the task of managing the COVID-19 pandemic and any possible future similar threats? A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has compiled an extensive dataset tracking public health government responses to COVID-19 at national and subnational levels of government throughout the world.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As millions of ballots are still being counted across the nation, President Donald Trump has said his campaign will be looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the presidential election. While his suggestion has been…
To get expert opinions on the fate of the nearly 245-year-old democracy, a group of students from Notre Dame conducted a survey and a path selection game with 150 members of political science professional associations who specialize in elections.
In times of political and societal turmoil, misinformation abounds. From deepfakes to viral conspiracy theories, how do we trust the media we consume is truthful? Education may be the best defense in creating critical information consumers in today’s “fake news” world.
The first talk in Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Perspectives on the Pandemics: Part II” series will feature Dinorah Azpuru. A professor of political science, Azpuru researches issues related to democracy. Her talk, “Democracy in the world in times of COVID-19,” will explore how the pandemic has affected democratic societies globally.
In their new book, “Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy,” Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, and Robert Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, not only assert that history repeats itself – they also identify the underlying causes of democracy destabilization. American democracy has often been fragile, they argue, and today it faces an unprecedented crisis.
As Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden prepares to announce his vice presidential pick, who will be only the third woman VP nominee and fourth woman on a major-party presidential ballot, political scientist Lori Poloni-Staudinger is available to discuss the significance…
A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.
The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.
With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life as we know it, researchers are taking quick action to study how people from Appalachia to Europe are responding to the pressure this crisis has placed on their communities.