Law & Politics

Political Donations Indicate That Federal Court Clerks Skew Left

Republicans refused to hold hearings on President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, and now Democrats are threatening...

Understanding the 2016 U.S. Election: Evidence from European Populism

Donald Trump’s unexpected electoral victory has raised several questions about the future of American and global politics, but one question...

Covering Policy in the Trump Era: A Conversation with Matthew Yglesias

NPR recently released a poll that found only half of respondents were aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had...

Technologies that Matter: How BallotReady is Educating Voters

BallotReady is an online voting guide for local, state, and federal elections. It provides a free guide with information on...

Toward an Inclusive Democracy: The Positive Impact of Preregistration Laws on Youth Voter Turnout

Low turnout among young voters in the United States has recently garnered attention, prompting policymakers and political scientists to design electoral reforms...

Refugee Protection in Turkey: Evaluating Needs and Challenges

Since the beginning of the civil conflict in Syria, 2.7 million refugees have fled to Turkey, which hosts the greatest...

What Will Economic Policy Look Like Under Trump? A Conversation with Austan Goolsbee

While there is obviously a great deal of speculation regarding specifics, the general contours of President-elect Trump’s economic plan seem...

More Than Numbers: How Qualitative Research Can Win Elections

This piece was first published on April 3, 2013.You led a new initiative this election with the Obama campaign: online...

Aid, Women, and Leadership in Post-Conflict Societies

After a conflict, relations among actors have to be (re)built. When are external interventions focused on increasing collective action after conflicts effective?

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