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    Scotland Elections"Scotland Votes to Stay. For Now." Monkey Cage Guest Blog by Graeme Robertson, Associate Professor of Political Science

    So it is finally over. Some 545 days after the announcement of the referendum on Scottish independence, the big question has been answered. With an amazing 97 percent of the adult population registered to vote, and a modern era record turnout of 84.6 percent, people living in Scotland voted by 55 percent to 45 percent against independence.  The final 10 point margin was slightly larger than the late polls which had given no a 52-48 lead, but much narrower than the 30 point lead No had enjoyed one year ago. Read More...

    Artificial Intelligence_GrossAcreeJustin Gross, Assistant Professor, and Graduate Student, Brice Acree, Contribute to Research on Artificial Intelligence and Political Rhetoric

    Justin Gross, assistant professor of political science, and graduate student, Brice Acree, at UNC-Chapel Hill, are co-authors of a paper that is featured on the Popular Science blog Zero Moment. "Lucky for us, machines aren’t so easily swayed. Last year, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published a paper that demonstrated the use of artificial intelligence to dissect campaign speeches, quantifying the way that candidates adjust their language to appeal to different types of voters". Read More

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