Allies’ military strength, foreign-policy positions important for deterring potential challengers

When states form alliances, choosing allies with military strength and similar foreign-policy positions is important for deterring potential challengers, according to new research from political scientists at Rice University and the University of Kentucky.

Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines

While transparency, openness and reproducibility are readily recognized as vital features of science and embraced by scientists as a norm, a growing body of evidence suggests that those qualities are not necessarily evident today.

Voting Rights Act increases Latino representation on school boards

The language assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) have increased Latino representation on school boards across the country, according to new research from Professor Melissa Marschall.

When it comes to female mayors, Texas cities have strong showing

A new analysis by political scientist Melissa Marschall finds that Texas has remarkably high numbers of women mayors, particularly in its largest cities.