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Explainable models for forecasting the emergence of political instability

Building on previous research on the use of macroeconomic factors for conflict prediction and using data on political instability provided by the Political Instability Task Force, this article proposes two minimal forecasting models of political …

Culture and global societal threats: COVID-19 as a pathogen threat to humanity

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought into sharp focus the urgency of tackling the question of how globalized humanity responds to a global societal threat, which can adversely affect a large portion of the human population. Changing geospatial …

Ideology, communication, and polarisation

Ideologically committed minds form the basis of political polarization, but ideologically guided communication can further entrench and exacerbate polarization depending on the structures of ideologies and social network dynamics on which cognition …

Public acceptance of privacy-encroaching policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom

The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic may require governments to use privacy-encroaching technologies to help contain its spread. One technology involves co-location tracking through mobile Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth to permit health agencies to monitor …

The acceptability and uptake of smartphone tracking for COVID-19 in Australia

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Governments are instituting mobile tracking technologies to perform rapid contact tracing. However, these technologies are only effective if the public is willing to use them, implying that their perceived …

Culture

Social learning and its effects on information transmission and culture