January 30, 2014
…to Improve Their Own Democracies Clark Gibson Can a text message get a person to the polls? What about an online social network – can a posting there persuade a voter to report back on what they observe during an election? Maybe they’d even be willing to snap and share…
June 25, 2020
…Who loses in U.S. Democracy Hajnal is author of the new book “Dangerously Divided How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics” which shows how race more than class or any other demographic factor shapes not only how Americans vote but also who wins and who loses…
December 15, 2022
The 2022 U.S. midterm elections ran relatively smoothly and faced few consequential accusations of fraud or mismanagement. Yet many Americans don’t trust this essential element of a democracy.
May 1, 2023
The Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research at UC San Diego supports research-practice partnerships that spur public engagement and civic improvements. Co-directors and political scientists Zoltan Hajnal and Thad Kousser discuss the electoral process and the state of American democracy.
April 18, 2019
…Joseph Carens argued that democracies do, in fact, require welcoming immigrants, and that by applying an ethical or moral view to migrants and refugees, individuals can think about immigration at a deeper level. “In my view, borders should be generally open and people should normally be free to leave their…
April 28, 2022
Public primary schools were created by states to reinforce obedience among the masses and maintain social order, rather than serve as a tool for upward social mobility, suggests a study from UC San Diego political scientist Agustina Paglayan.
January 14, 2021
…this mean for American democracy? Where do we go from here? It will be some time before all the details of what happened, how and why are fully understood. It will be even longer before we can appreciate the long-term and potentially profound fallout of the day. In the meantime,…
October 9, 2014
…California and in developing democracies around the world, UC San Diego professors are collaborating with students to mobilize voters, give them access to information, and keep governments transparent,” said Thad Kousser, professor of political science and one of the discussion moderators. “By bringing together our researchers with community leaders and…
December 15, 2022
Election research pioneered by UC San Diego political scientist Zoltan Hajnal is not only having a real-world impact in California, but is starting to take root beyond the state.
February 6, 2020
…Who Loses in U.S. Democracy New book by Zoltan Hajnal reveals how preferences of African-American voters are ignored by federal government—and how to fix it Zoltan Hajnal has authored award-winning books on racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration and political behavior. Race is shown to be the single most…