Politics

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Voting patterns in 2016: Partisanship

Most partisans - Democrats and Republicans - voted for the candidate their own party nominated....

Social Media as the New Public Address System

Pablo Barberá and Thomas Zeitzoff just published a new paper that documents how quickly governments/leaders have started adopting social media. They find that "the...

Lustration after communism in Eastern Europe

Elections in Czechia are coming up and someone with proven contacts with the former secret police is projected to be the next prime minister.[1] (And...

Are we talking about anything other than the President?

Yesterday, many people were circulating this article: Trump challenges Tillerson to an ‘IQ test.’ The White House claims it was ‘a joke.’ - The Washington Post...

Understanding the 2016 vote: Democratic turnout

Why did the election in 2016 turn out the way it did? One story is the that too many Democrats stayed home. Soon after the vote,...

Twitter use by politicians

Andreas Jungherr, a professor at the University of Konstanz, summarizes existing research on how Twitter is used in election campaigns. Selected insights: Twitter is not a...

Cynicism in America

Is the economic system "rigged"? Several presidential candidates claimed they believed it was -- and that they'd clean it up, if elected. "It's...

Economic situation in Europe: almost back to 2007

In most of Europe, 50 to 90% of people judge the current economic situation as bad. This chart is based on the data collected for the...

Some memorable aspects of #USElections2016

State of the American democracy Just 43 to 52% of respondents say they would be willing to support the next president: These numbers makes me deeply...

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