The Monkey Cage: Elections and Voting


Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014

How tweets helped predict the vote in the Tokyo mayoral election

The frequency of tweets regarding nuclear plants in the run up to the 2014 Tokyo mayor elections helps explain the election result.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014

In Tokyo elections, Twitter reveals voter preferences in a way surveys do not

An analysis of tweets in Japan reveals important patterns regarding the issues voters care about in upcoming mayoral elections, including some missed by traditional surveys.

By Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka and and Kyohei Yamada  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, Japan, Social Media

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/30/2014

What makes some elections violent?

In elections around the world, violence is common. When do leaders exercise restraint in the face of a serious challenger, and when do they resort to electoral violence?

By Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Susan D. Hyde  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elections and Voting, journal, violence