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  • The risks of flawed and failed elections worldwide[27 February 2014]

    In many countries, polling day ends with disputes about ballot-box fraud, corruption, and flawed registers. Which claims are accurate? And which are false complaints from sore losers?


  • Winner of UK Political Studies Association Harrison Prize[26 February 2014]

    Allan McConnell (Government and International Relations/Social and Political Sciences) and Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) have won the prestigious Political Studies Association (PSA) Harrison Prize for for the best article published in Political Studies in 2013.


  • Study Provides First Global Evidence That Foreign Aid Boosts Public Opinion[24 February 2014]

    The research is gaining wide attention, including a feature on BBC News online.

    Results suggest foreign aid programs are increasingly important geostrategic tool.

    A new study by Australian and US researchers, including Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the University of Sydney,  provides the first empirical evidence using cross-national data that foreign aid can greatly improve foreign public opinion of donor countries.