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Punishment for the people

MIT News

By some lights, it seems curious how authoritarian leaders can sustain their public support while limiting liberties for citizens. Yes, it can be hard to overthrow an entrenched leader; that does not mean people have to like their ruling autocrats. And yet, many do.

Citizens emerge from the slums

MIT Department of Political Science

Research reveals that urban poor of the developing world are politically engaged and capable of lifting themselves up.

Data flow’s decisive role on the global stage

MIT Department of Political Science

New research by a political science doctoral candidate illuminates the broad economic and political impacts of internet restrictions

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