6/29/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

In March, Columbia University shut down its campus and shifted to online-only instruction for the rest of the academic year. At Columbia Journalism School this meant that the eighteen students in the Politics concentration of the Master of Arts program, a highly international group, scattered all over the world. The group decided to turn the… more

9/25/2017, Rhys Jones

The ‘Sleep Campaign’ Produces a Nightmare for Angela Merkel

The ‘Sleep Campaign’ Produces a Nightmare for Angela Merkel

Critics called it the “sleep campaign” because Angela Merkel did everything in her power to send voters into a slumber. Her tactic in the German federal election, termed “asymmetric demobilisation,” was designed to depress turnout amongst opposition parties by making a maximally inoffensive pitch to the electorate. It successfully pushed her main opponents, the Social… more

3/3/2016, Roja Heydarpour

A Tale of Two Elections

A Tale of Two Elections

Let’s play a game: Which election is it? Iran or USA? Q: Student protesters were physically shuffled out of a political rally. A: USA Q: Voter turnout was 62 percent. A: Iran Q: A photojournalist was thrown to the ground in a chokehold for straying. A: USA Q: Women doubled their presence on the political… more