A study of the political upheaval in Kenya shows what harm violence can have on the children who witness it.
Why didn't the biggest protests in world history have a signal effect in stopping the Iraq War? Ten years later, one sociologist argues it's because the crowds had an aversion to party politics.
Central plazas were key places for political action in 2011, but historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom says the Town Square Test fails as a method for assessing the divide between democracy and authoritarian.
In an open letter to the organizers of Egypt’s uprising, international studies professor (and ethnic Egyptian) Nivien Saleh suggests a tool for crafting real democracy.