Here you can find a list of sources with in-depth detail, discussion and analysis of the ongoing and upcoming elections around the world. Visit these pages for more information:
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission – Voter Resources and Helpful Links
- The Conversation US – Articles on Elections
- The Global Discourse Blog – connects politics, emotions, and research methodology with societal events.
- The Conversation UK – a section focusing on UK politics.
- News on UK politics and the country’s ongoing events at The Financial Times
- This Social Science Bites podcast with Ivor Crewe discusses psephology, or the study of elections.
- The Conversation UK has another list of useful resources about the elections and politics around the world.
- Social scientists play an important role in elections, as exemplified in the 2015 run up to the UK general election.
- How do we create more engaged citizens? Social scientists illustrate the steps to take to create a more engaged society.
- Statistics are key components to election campaigns. This article goes over ways to make sense of such data, as used in the 2019 UK General Election.
- What is the role of emotions in politics? “Affective politics of the far right beyond negative emotions” discusses the question with some examples from Germany.
U.S. 2020 Elections
With only a few weeks to go before the U.S. 2020 Election, we have compiled a list of resources and articles pertaining to the ongoing events and developments. How has COVID-19 shaped voter turnout and trends this year? Why do voters behave the way that they do? Social science based approaches can shed light on how the democratic process works, voter behavior and the impact of institutional systems on voting. We gathered a handful of online resources and articles about the U.S. 2020 Election and the role of social science in understanding it.
Social Science Space Resources:
- How dangerous is Donald Trump? David Canter unpacks this in light of his performance at the U.S. presidential debate.
- Our 2016 webinar with Gary Jacobsen, Lynn Vavreck and Larry Bartels discusses the evolving political landscape of the United States and the apparent triumph of polarization.
- A Short History of Contested Political Elections takes a look at two moments in U.S. history when the House of Representatives decided the winner of a presidential election.
- How have social scientists focused on the impact of U.S. political elections? This article revisits the role social sciences have played on the recent political climate and events.
- The 2020 Henry and Bryna David Lecture focuses on mobilizing young voters. Duke university political scientist D. Sunshine Hillygus offers insight on whether or not the recent protests and movements will result in higher youth voter turnout rates.
- Political scientist Bryan Cranston asks, “Why did we get the US election so wrong?”.
- In this article, Gleb Tsipursky discusses how behavioral science can help win the war against fake news.
The National Council for Safety, Wellness and Protection has developed a graphic guide on How to Vote By Mail or Absentee in all 50 States
The Guardian has a section on the US elections that offers live coverage and commentary as events develop.
The BBC has an updated list of highlights, events and moments covering the U.S. election.
PBS News Hour has the latest on U.S. politics here.
More from across the web:
According to this article, originally published on The Conversation, after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, what lies ahead could include a constitutional crisis over succession. Read more about what Stephanie Newbold writes here.