Social Sciences

Political scientist John Manley dies at 81

John Manley was a dedicated scholar of American government and political and class interest, as well as a committed advocate of academic independence and integrity.

Stanford Magazine —

How to build a movement

Social change can seem sudden, as if millions awoke one day to the same realization. But really, scholars say, consensus is constructed through thousands of small acts over generations.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Lockdowns increase domestic violence and potential harm to fetuses

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating domestic violence, particularly among low-income families. Research by Maya Rossin-Slater finds that babies born to mothers who experience an assault during pregnancy are more likely to weigh much less and be born prematurely – resulting in long-term deficits in health and well-being.

Examining effects, challenges of mail-in voting

Mail-in voting has come under partisan scrutiny, but according to Stanford research, it does not appear to benefit one political party over the other. However, challenges to mail-in and absentee voting remain as states and voters make a shift this November.

War never really ended in Asia

As the 75th anniversary nears of World War II formally ending in Asia, Stanford sociologist Gi-Wook Shin discusses how the conflict was never fully resolved in the region and the problems that still persist today.