Elections

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Geography, Uncertainty, and Polarization

March 2018

Using new data on roll-call voting of US state legislators and public opinion in their districts, we explain how ideological polarization of voters within districts can lead to legislative...

Let’s get the facts right on foreign involvement in our elections

December 2017

President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the next president of the United States.

Hoist on their own petards? The reinvention and collapse of authoritarian successor parties

November 2017

What happens to authoritarian ruling parties when they accept democracy and reinvent their organizations, symbols, and programs to comply with the norms of free political competition?

Who Speaks for the Poor? Electoral Geography, Party Entry, and Representation

September 2017

Who Speaks for the Poor? explains why parties represent some groups and not others.

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

Trump is right: The United States needs electoral reform

February 2017

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. presidential election is rigged.

Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots

January 2017

"Liberty," "secularism," "security," "people," "identity" . . .

Election 2016: A Postmortem

January 2017

In both foreign and domestic policy, the presidentelect has taken several positions that are quite different from the party leadership.

Election 2016, Environmental Nationalism, and Palestinian Shame

December 2016

After a rancorous and ugly presidential campaign, in which vitriol and name-calling replaced discussion and policy, one moment stands out for its dignity: President Obama’s grace and generosity...

Economic Fairness and America’s Presidential Election

May 2016

As the American presidential election nears, Stanford political scientist and TEC director Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage (New York University) argue that the next president could deal with...

Is Poland Really Lost? Poland’s Contested Governance Reforms and the Further Role of the Central Eastern European Area (CEE) in the EU

February 2016

On January 13, 2016 for the first time in its history the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, i.e. Poland.

Winds of Change: Voter Blame and Storm Gudrun in the 2006 Swedish Parliamentary Election

December 2015

Can a natural disaster shift long-standing party support for the long-term?

Geography and Gridlock in the United States

April 2015

"Geography and Gridlock in the United States" is chapter 7 of the book Solutions to Political Polarization in America, edited by Nathaniel Persily and published by the Cambridge University Press...

Marine Le Pen Prise aux Mots: Decryptage du Nouveau Discours Frontiste

February 2015

At a time when Marine Le Pen gained momentum on the political and media scene and has garnered unprecedented electoral results, it is urgent to decipher the logic of her father's speech and the...

The European parliament elections in 2014 are about more than protest votes

June 2013

The European Parliament elections in May 2014 are about more than protest votes.

After Obama's Victory at the U.S. Presidential Elections 2012: What Are the Perspectives? An Analysis from a European View

November 2012

The Global Constellation

October 2012

The Debt Crisis Consummates the End of the European Nation States

September 2012

The debt crisis is clear: Smaller areas can be managed better than large nations. Therefore they should be autonomous - under the umbrella of the European Union.

Impact of "Comitology" - Committees on Policy Implementation within the European Union: An Institutional Choice Perspective

November 1999

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018