A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that's likely to continue in the upcoming election.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Do US attorneys general act in the public's interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Abiy Ahmed has a vision to upgrade Ethiopia's capital city but his ambitious megaprojects do not take the majority of Addis Ababa's residents into account
It is a tenet of American journalism that reporters working for the news sections of newspapers remain entirely independent of the opinion sections. But that wall may be invisible to readers.
The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
Politics, fandom and young people dancing to speeches.
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
News-making practices in private radio broadcasting in Ghana need a re-think.
Female leaders have shone in the response to the coronavirus pandemic but is there more to it than simply having women in charge?
It's a good time to reflect on what we expect of each other and our leaders.
Innovative ideas during the lockdown could protect democracy and make it stronger and more inclusive.