Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.
Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.
Another bonus episode! Host Lisa discusses Professor Manuel Pastor’s latest book, State of Resistance. The book looks at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California. Pastor then looks to the future to ask what these transformations can predict for the larger United States.
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Newsdayquoted Abby Woodof the USC Gould School on PAC money recipients. Abby Wood, an assistant professor of law, political science and public policy at the University of Southern California’s Gould…
EdSourcequoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffeof the USC Price School on the campaign for state superintendent of public instruction in California. “This is going to be the most expensive election, period,” said…
We’re six months away from one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern history, and Americans are fed up with Congress. Politicians have gotten a bad rap throughout history, but today’s legislators are setting record lows in approval ratings and public trust. What gives? Why do they disappoint us so often? Are they really ignoring our needs and demands, or are we misunderstanding the challenges they face?
In this episode, Sarah Anderson shows that it’s a little of both: politicians don’t listen to all constituents equally, but they also can’t just snap their fingers and fulfill our wishes.
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