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

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

The permanent struggle for liberty

Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 24, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economic politics books-and-authors faculty research history government

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

Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption

A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 13, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management social-sciences africa nigeria politics government research

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

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

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economics policial-science politics social-sciences development developing-countries research


Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

Study shows audience judgments can identify online misinformation.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 28, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research sloan-school-of-management politics social-media technology-and-society

People power | MIT News

State-level policy in the U.S. is responsive to public opinion, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 11, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  social-sciences  political-science  politics  policy  government

KSA meeting puts “Spotlight” on region’s diversity issues | MIT News

At annual event, Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discusses its latest investigation into racism in Boston.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | March 30, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  kendall-square  industry  special-events-and-guest-speakers  diversity-and-inclusion  politics  history  cambridge-boston-and-region  shass

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