Investigating the power of group think

Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Nov. 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: political-science media-lab research behavior media students graduate postdoctoral social-sciences school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences school-of-architecture-and-planning politics science-communications

What makes for better bureaucracy?

Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: political-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences international-development government research students graduate graduate postdoctoral

A look at Japan’s evolving intelligence efforts

New book examines the past and future of Japanese intelligence services in a rapidly shifting world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Oct. 8, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science international-studies japan politics asia books-and-authors research

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: politics voting-and-elections behavioral-economics game-theory networks research social-media technology-and-society film-and-television government political-science sloan-school-of-management

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science social-sciences immigration government women research europe policy alumniae

Caught between criminals and cops

Using virtual reality, doctoral candidate Andrew Miller gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | May 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: political-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences security-studies-and-military police research students graduate graduate postdoctoral profile augmented-and-virtual-reality

The (evolving) art of war

In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 8, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | March 29, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Noelle Selin named director of the MIT Technology and Policy Program | MIT News

Selin will spearhead the master's program for students whose research addresses societal challenges at the intersection of technology and policy.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Aug. 24, 2018
~4 mins |

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An academic journey through solidarity and separatism | MIT News

Doctoral student Elissa Berwick listens closely to the calls for independence rising from regions around the world.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | June 4, 2018
~7 mins |

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