Topic: Voters

Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Aug. 11, 2014
Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Amid the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, elected officials are producing a spectacle of political posturing. All the familiar remedies for our immigration fiasco are on view, their proponents hoping to turn the plight of Central American migrants to their temporary political advantage.

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Elected Officials at All Levels Should Engage Their Constituents Both Before and After Elections

June 19, 2014
Elected Officials at All Levels Should Engage Their Constituents Both Before and After Elections

Analysis of the surprising defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor included the notion, as one county GOP chair told the Washington Post, that voters "hadn't seen him"- that Cantor had lost touch with his constituency after a long tenure in office and a greater focus on inside-the-Beltway pol

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The voting trends of women

April 6, 2012
Marketing emotion and micro-targeting through political ads

In our latest Elections 2012 video, Government scholar Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto discusses the issues women are mobilizing around.

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Annette Strauss Institute Names Associate Director

Dec. 19, 2008

Charles R. Courtney, former president and CEO of the Texas Retailers Association, has been named associate director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Political scientist debunks three common myths about American voters

Aug. 29, 2008

A Red and Blue Nation?: High voter turnout helps the Democrats. Late-deciders vote for the challenger. Political polarization has left the American electorate deeply divided between "red" and "blue" states. Right? Wrong.

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