Bottom line: Political endorsements are overrated.
Studies on Ukraine going as far back as the late 1990s and early 2000s showed that the country’s population was connecting less and less with Russia.
There have been few if any elections when, in the last week, it has been the ‘uncommitted’ voters who have turned things around.
Labor needs substantially more than 50% of the two-party preferred vote – 51.8% according to the pendulum – to win the majority of seats, 76. This equates to a swing of 3.3 percentage points.
As we observe with the war in Ukraine, humanities skills are crucial for understanding 21st-century problems.
Taking just one political science class makes college students more likely to show up at the polls, two researchers find.
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.
The science of politics became popular across Europe, alongside the rise of capitalism and empire in the 19th century.
Voters are primarily partisans, and they respond to party signals – even when they claim otherwise.
Study suggests certain psychological characteristics get you to the frontbench. But they might not make you many friends along the way.
‘Labor will win this election. I think that’s virtually unquestionable’: political scientist Andy Marks on #AusVotes2019 and the key issues in NSW.
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We are but a few weeks from a federal election, and the way the political wind is blowing may depend on what state you're in.
When a country becomes more diverse,
new demographic tensions may emerge between people who feel that they own their country’s identity – and people who feel they’ve been left out.
Interaction between between seven socio-political variables influence the level of women’s parliamentary representation.
Thirty percent of global emissions will be generated from democracies governed by populist nationalist leaders who have very different playbooks than more traditional politicians.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
Secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Now new research shows that it was secularisation which came first.
Politicians on the right surely wipe with their left hand; and vice versa?
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.