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Politics - Religions - 22.09.2016
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Europeans favor high-skilled, vulnerable and Christian asylum seekers
Dominik Hangartner from UZH's Department of Political Science and the London School of Economics and Political Science teamed up with colleagues from Stanford University (USA) to compile 180,000 fict

Politics - Health - 08.09.2016
Links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
Links between depression and the risk of developing extremist ideas
Depressive symptoms are associated with a higher risk of sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry , also found that some adverse life events and levels of political engagement were associated with a lower risk of SVPT.

Social Sciences - Politics - 11.08.2016
Facebook More Effective at Mobilizing Voters
AUSTIN, Texas - Political campaigns and organizations are turning to digital media in an effort to mobilize voters, and now a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows just how Facebook can serve as an effective tool for increasing voter turnout. In a study published in the Journal of Communication , researchers found that individuals are significantly more likely to vote if they receive reminders through Facebook that voting records are public - and either messages of encouragement or shame to vote.

Religions - Politics - 12.07.2016
"Thinking Arab revolutions" by Makram Abbès
The las issue of Astérion , published by ENS Editions , is about "Thinking Arab revolutions". Makram Abbès , of the ENS de Lyon, researcher at Triangle , coordinated this issue #14.

Politics - 07.07.2016
Boredom can lead to more extreme political views
Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London and the University of Limerick. Published in the European Journal of Social Psychology , the findings are based on one experiment and two scientific surveys carried out in the Republic of Ireland.

Politics - Economics / Business - 23.06.2016
New Book Links Political Buzz With Honeybees’ Search for New Hive
When it's time to move their hives, honeybees are able to quickly identify a high-quality nesting site without approval from the king or queen bee. Carnegie Mellon University economist and complexity theorist John H. Miller argues that there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.

Politics - 31.05.2016
New poll by Stanford scholars shows age divide among California Democrats, GOP unity issues
A new poll of California voters by Stanford University's Bill Lane Center and the Hoover Institution shows an age divide in the Democratic Party and GOP voters slow to embrace Donald Trump. There were mixed views on the superdelegate issue and the state's open primary system. With California's June 7 primary only a week away, a new Hoover Institution Golden State Poll finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with large leads in their respective primaries but cautionary signs ahead, and good news for Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez.

Politics - 23.05.2016
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
Turnaround for the FDP, polarisation continues
In the 2015 federal elections, the FDP consolidated its position as the leading economic party. The SVP made gains thanks to its solid ground-level support and the widespread concerns about migration. On the other hand, the GLP and BDP could rely only on a small number of core voters, and in 2015 the electorate didn't identify them with specific issues or solutions.

Media - Politics - 19.05.2016
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
A new study has found that seemingly positive media coverage of feminist campaigner Malala Yousafzai is actually full of patronising assumptions about women in Muslim countries. The study analysed more than 140,000 words of coverage of activist Yousafzai in the nine months after she was attacked by the Pakistani Taleban.

Media - Politics - 17.05.2016
Bitter primaries hurt high-profile candidates’ chances in the general election, Stanford research shows
Stanford political scientist Andrew Hall found that contentious primaries that receive heavy media coverage and voter attention tend to produce nominees who do less well in the general election. A divisive political primary that receives heavy media scrutiny reduces the party nominee's chances in the general election, Stanford research shows.

Social Sciences - Politics - 09.05.2016
Perceived threats to racial status drive white Americans’ support for the Tea Party, Stanford scholar says
In five different experiments, Stanford sociologist Robb Willer found that popular support for the Tea Party derives in part from perceived threats to the status of whites in America. The same dynamics may help explain the rise of Donald Trump in this year's presidential campaign, he added. Threats to racial status among white Americans has driven support for the Tea Party political movement and may also help explain the rise of Donald Trump, a Stanford sociologist said.

Psychology - Politics - 16.09.2015
People’s conservative and liberal traits show up in their Twitter vocabulary
A study of nearly a million tweets from over 10,000 Twitter users has found that liberals swear more, conservatives are more likely to talk about religion, and liberals use more individual words like "me" while conservatives opt more for the group-oriented "us". Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) studied tweets sent between 15 and 30 June 2014 by followers of either Republican (conservatives) or Democrat (liberals) party Twitter accounts, and found that you can tell a lot about someone's political leanings just from the words they use.

Politics - Health - 05.11.2014
Norman Baker’s resignation and the future of the coalition
Emma Sanderson-Nash, Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, argues that Norman Baker's resignation tells us more about the man that it does about the health of the coalition. Norman Baker's resignation from the Home Office can tell us a lot about Norman Baker, the maverick's maverick, the hippy at the Iron Maiden concert.

Politics - 18.08.2014
Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men
Dr Rainbow Murray of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations argues that it is time to "reframe gender quotas as quotas for men." When we talk about "gender quotas", what we really mean is quotas for women. We see the under-representation of women as the problem that needs fixing. So we try to explain why there aren't more women in politics, then look at measures to boost women's representation.