Debates about using masculine or gender-neutral words to describe leadership positions, jobs and awards affect nearly all domains of society from business to politics and media. Recently, local politicians have considered changing titles such as "alderman" or "councilman" to their gender-neutral counterparts (e.g., "council member"). While some dismiss calls for... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
At last, there's action on climate change. The United States recently passed its largest climate bill ever. And Australia is set to usher a 43% emissions target into law this week, although the Greens will try to amend the bill so the climate impacts of new gas and coal projects... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
Citizens sometimes just have to live with political decisions they dislike or think are unfair. But if their preferred party leaders communicate that the decisions have been made properly, the feeling of unfairness can diminish according to research from the University of Gothenburg.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-05
A radical decentralisation of politics and decision-making in Iran is needed to allow Kurdish communities to benefit from natural resources, experts have argued.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-03
Policy risk negatively affects acquisition completion, but the strength of the effect is dependent on home-host country relations, according to new research published in Global Strategy Journal. The relationship between policy risk and cross-border acquisition completion is negative and strong under conflictive relations, weaker under cooperative relations, and weakest under... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-02
Shouldn't common provisions for procurement within the EU lead to increased central control and better coordination? Yes, but the guidelines introduced during the COVID-19 crisis were at the same time so flexible that they can also result in increased corruption and reduced legitimacy. This is shown by Brigitte Pircher, associate... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-02
Chief executives of major companies who donate mostly to the Republican Party were more likely to lay off staff to avoid a loss during the pandemic, new research shows.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-01
Don Fullerton is the Gutgsell Professor of Finance at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a senior scholar at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Fullerton, an expert in energy and environmental policy, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-01
John Rawls, one of the 20th century's most notable political philosophers, proposed a theory of distributive justice known as "justice as fairness." According to his theory, once a society successfully guarantees equal basic rights and liberties for everybody, the next step should be to properly regulate any ensuing social and... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-01
Leaders of teacher groups who were thought of as humble helped improve professionalism and collaboration among team members, new research has shown.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-31
Six years ago, the state of Vermont passed what turned out to be a short-lived law mandating disclosure of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, on all food products. That law's effect? A collective shrug of the shoulders.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-29
During midterm elections this November, voters across the country will head to the polls to decide who should represent them for the next two years in the U.S. House of Representatives. But, in some states, they may have a harder time making their voices heard this year, in part, because... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-26
Language used during government COVID-19 briefings was intentionally "vague, slippery and ambiguous" in order to reduce its accountability for its own policies, a new study has found.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-25
Calls for a boycott of Goya Foods products in 2020 actually caused the company's nationwide sales to rise for a few weeks before subsiding to previous levels, according to new Cornell research.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-24
There is no shortage of critiques concerning the use of AI in public decision-making processes. Scholars, for example, have described algorithms as a "toxic cocktail for democracy" by pointing at the ever-growing availability of big data that can be manipulated to influence public discourse in specific (problematic) directions. Can we... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-24