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What is a possible theoretical relationship between social trust and political polarization?

Copying this question from Academia.Stackexchange. Trying to do my research on trust and political polarization relationship, but my analysis section contradicts the theoretical. My dependent variable ...
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What is Stateism in the context of Ronald Reagan calling it a "naked desert?

The short National Review Institute video William F. Buckley Jr. Legacy Video plays an audio recording of Ronald Reagan presumably addressing William F. Buckley Jr. with Reagan saying: You didn’t ...
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Reference Request: A book that explains the origin of the American political left & right

In 2011 spring, in college, someone recommended a book to me. The book was assigned as a political science reading in an undergraduate introductory level political course they were taking at Johns ...
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Writings or public statements advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices

While not always seen in this light, members of congressional or parliamentary bodies are regularly faced with moral choices when deciding how to vote in situations where the answers to questions like ...
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"Polling fails" observed in US elections quantified as right- or left-leaning? [closed]

Define a polling fail s.t. a particular candidate C, running in ... a particular election E, s.t. ... pre-E polls (collectively, averaged) predict C to achieve vote share S0, but ... results from E ...
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Sympathy Vote - what published studies exist?

Is there academic rigour around what defines a sympathy vote, and what magnitude of an effect has on elections? Are there classifications for sympathetic events? What sympathetic factors drive the ...
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Is there a way to measure the quality of a president / presidential term in an objective way?

A paragraph from this Politico article about the French president wanna be made me wonder about a way to evaluate a president or more precisely a presidential term: A President Bigard is a far-...
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Is there any association of political scientists that publishes endorsements for elections?

It would be interesting if political "experts" (such as political science professors) had certain stances they had a consensus on (in contrast with laypeople or non-experts). Is there any information ...
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Is there any study linking ignorance to political preference?

I was talking with a friend of mine and we got to a realisation that ignorant people (those uneducated) tend to look for the politicians of a specific side of the political spectrum in contrast to the ...
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Are the political compass and similar political tests scientific?

It seems to be increasingly accepted that the traditional left-right political spectrum is insufficient. Attempts have been made to create alternatives, such as the Political Compass, which adds and ...
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Are there substantial consensus results on the political causes and/or consequences of economic inequality in political science?

In economics, there are any number of books and articles that provide a broad survey of theoretical and empirical findings on economic inequality. Much of this material is technical, and most of it is,...
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Difference between Islamism and Political Islam

Sometimes the terms Islamism and political Islam seem to be used interchangeably and sometimes not. I appreciate the fact that these concepts may not have a precise consensual definition just yet ...
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Difference between the Scientific and Behavioral approach to International Relations

As per my shallow research, IR literature and online content intermix Scientific and Behavioral Approach to International Relations. What exactly is the difference between the Scientific and ...
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Is voter turnout connected to dissatisfaction?

Is there a study revealing a connection between voter turnout and the level of dissatisfaction with the political situation?
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Did direct democracy ever work (in a lab)?

We have had a couple of questions that discussed both the pros/cons of direct democracy in theory, as well as whether it was ever implemented in actual polity. But these are not necessarily very ...
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Is there a scientific political ideology?

It could be argued, that the idea of "freedom" dictates much of US politics, that the idea of "nation" dictates much of Russian politics, that the idea "responsibility" directs German politics, and so ...