Joshua A Tucker is Professor of Politics and (by courtesy) Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University (NYU), and an Affiliated Professor of Pol... itics at NYU-Abu Dhabi. He is a Co-Director of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory and a Co-Director of the NYU Center for Social and Political Behavior. Professor Tucker specialises in comparative politics with an emphasis on mass political behaviour in East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and mass protest, as well as the use of social media in facilitating all forms of political participation. He is the author of Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-99 (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, and the Annual Review of Political Science. In 2006, he was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award for the top scholar in the field of Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behaviour within 10 years of the doctorate. He is currently the Vice-President of the Midwest Political Science Association and a Member of the Executive Board of the Association for the Study of East European and Eurasian Societies. He is also a co-author of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage.
Twitter has become pivotal in the dissemination of information in Turkey since the protests began.
The US Senate failing to pass a gun background check amendment exposes the flaws in the electoral process.
The current Italian elections provide a set of incentives for voters to vote for and against the same party.
At the moment it seems very difficult for Mitt Romney to be elected president without winning Ohio, explains Tucker.