Christopher Rauh, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge, looks at how differences in voter turnout between countries can explain differences in public education expenditures.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, will back his recent encyclical and stress that humanity’s attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.
An online experiment reveals that the overall level of cooperation in a group almost doubles when the previous actions of all its members are rendered transparent. When all social connections within the group are also made transparent, the most cooperative band together to form their own community – ostracizing the less cooperative.
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, two leading scholars in the field make a watershed appeal to religious leaders for help in mobilising public opinion on the planet's future.