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'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

Aug 08, 2019 03:48 AM EDT

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May banning US companies from trading information and communications technology with foreign businesses deemed a national security risk, it effectively prevented Chinese telecom giant Huawei from acquiring the American technology that it needs to market its products. On July 26th, China threatened to blacklist FedEx from the Chinese market.

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Forces Behind Growing political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

Jul 17, 2019 04:09 PM EDT

For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But starting in the mid-1980s, that trend reversed, and in recent decades, polarization has been more likely to grow.

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Government-Funded Research Increasingly Fuels Innovation

Jun 24, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

For the third year in a row, the Trump administration has proposed large cuts in science funding across a variety of agencies. Although Congress restored these cuts in the past two years, increased budgetary pressures may discourage them from doing so this year.

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Study Shows Visual Framing by Media in Debates Affects Public Perception

Jun 24, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

Both Democratic and Republican Party front-runners benefited from preferential visual coverage during the televised 2016 presidential primary debates, according to a new study published by University of Arkansas political scientists. But the researchers say Donald Trump was the clear winner in terms of visual techniques used by the media, such as camera time and solo shots.

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Politicians Walk the Walk, When it Comes to Financial Investments

May 31, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. A recent study of U.S senators and representatives finds that the more liberal a politician's voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks.

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

May 18, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation's human capital - essentially improving the American workforce. Using a new computer model, the study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone.

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Do you Trust Politicians? Depends on How you Define Trust

May 16, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. - There's more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from Michigan State University and North Carolina State University presents new evidence to suggest that there are more layers to political trust that the public - and politicians themselves - previously thought.

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Elections: New Report Highlights Innovative Research on 21st Century Political World

May 08, 2019 09:32 AM EDT

How and why people become engaged in politics? Are the electronic voting machines immune to vote-rigging? Can we tackle the growing phenomenon of misinformation on social media? What impact the financial crash had on the development of the political conflict in Europe? Is civil society increasingly dependent on state finance and regulation? Here are some of the questions, ERC grantees investigate and solve.

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Toward Integrated Natural Resource Management in Canada (IMAGE)

Integrated Approaches to Natural Resource Management Key to Canada's Continued Prosperity

Apr 26, 2019 09:42 AM EDT

A new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) finds that conventional methods of natural resource management haven't kept pace with the scale and complexity of 21st-century problems.

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Rurality, Social Identity is Driving Polarization in Iowa

Apr 22, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa - As the race for the 2020 presidential election ramps up, so too will question about voter attitudes in states that switched from blue to red in 2016.

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Cringeworthy politics: Trump sparks 'embarrassment' spikes on Twitter

Mar 27, 2019 08:42 AM EDT

Twitter traffic reveals Americans's sentiment of leader

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Selection and reselection processes of executive political positions are gender biased

Mar 02, 2019 09:22 AM EST

It is one of the conclusions of a study by Tània Verge and Javier Astudillo, teachers of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the UPF, and published in the European Journal of Political Research

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The good and evil of ghosts, governments, and machines

Feb 25, 2019 08:41 AM EST

Good and evil may spring from the human mind, but new research reveals how they extend beyond humans to the artificial and supernatural.

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Political corruption scars young voters forever, new research finds

Feb 23, 2019 09:35 AM EST

Twenty-five years after the Clean Hands scandal in Italy, those who voted for the first time in 1994 still record less trust in democratic institutions and are more likely to vote for populist parties, according to three Bocconi University scholars

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Poll: Majority of millennials do not like Trump, Twitter

Jan 22, 2019 09:13 AM EST

National survey also looks at opinions on key issues, possible 2020 presidential candidates, trust in government

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