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Politics - 13.02.2020
What is love?
From the fields of science to sociology, politics and philosophy, here is what Stanford research says about love and romance, in the past and present day.   For centuries, people have tried to understand the behaviors and beliefs associated with falling in love. What explains the wide range of emotions people experience? How have notions of romance evolved over time? As digital media becomes a permanent fixture in people's lives, how have these technologies changed how people meet? Examining some of these questions are Stanford scholars.

Politics - 11.02.2020
Meet our new faculty: David Broockman, political science
Name: David Broockman Degrees: B.A., Yale University, 2011; Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 2015 Research interests: I study how voters and politicians make decisions, generally using real-world field experiments that allow for rigorous causal inferences. My recent research focuses on voter persuasion and how to measure how well voters' views are represented.

Politics - 05.02.2020
Is it possible to reduce political polarization?
Channels McGill University News and Events In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an unusual experiment suggested that it might be possible to influence American voters to adopt less polarized positions. Posing as political researchers, a research team from McGill and Lund Universities approached 136 voters at the first Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton presidential debate in New York.

Politics - 24.01.2020
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance
Third Reich’s legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance
Who - or what - is to blame for the  xenophobia, political intolerance and radical political parties spreading through Germany and the rest of Europe? A new study from Rice University and Washington University in St. Louis shows a major factor is people's proximity to former Nazi concentration camps.

Physics - Politics - 21.01.2020
Uses physics to explain democratic elections
Uses physics to explain democratic elections
U.S. elections have become more "unstable," sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate's preferences. It may seem surprising, but theories and formulas derived from physics turn out to be useful tools for understanding the ways democratic elections work, including how these systems break down and how they could be improved.

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