Tokushima, Japan voter turnout
Tokushima Prefecture Voter Turnout

This figure depicts various municipalities in the Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan. The figure was made by Yusaku Horiuchi and Kentaro Fukumoto, who were studying whether the presence of a municipal election scheduled two weeks before a prefectural election affects voter turnout in the latter.

National Constitutions 1787-2008
National Constitutions 1787-2008

This figure was created by Daniel Rockmore and colleagues, who studied diffusion in national constitutions from 1787-2008. In the figure each point represents a constitution, and Rockmore and colleagues conclude that constitutions cluster in three epochs.

Democratic Candidate Consultant Network
2002 Democratic Consultant Network

Network depiction of Democratic candidates and consultants from 2002 based on work in Druckman, Kifer, and Parkin (2009). Consultant nodes are solid circles and candidate nodes, unfilled circles. Work appears in Brendan Nyhan's article here.

Classical French playwright similarities
Classical French Playwrights

This plot describes similarities among plays by Racine, Voltaire, and other writers of French classical theater. It was developed by Allen Riddell, a post-doctoral fellow at the Neukom Institute.

Map of the US with States highlighted based on election results
Campaign locations and state outcomes

This image shows both campaign locations from the last ten weeks before the 2016 presidential election and state outcomes.  Battleground states are highlighted. Election data from FiveThirtyEight, battleground criteria from The Washington Post. Image created by Eitan Darwish '21 for the Winter 2018 Data Visualization course (QSS 17).

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