Publications

Forthcoming
Peter van Aelst, Fanni Toth, Laia Castro, Václav Štětka, Claes H. de Vreese, Toril Aalberg, Ana Sofia Cardenal, Nicoleta Corbu, Frank Esser, David Nicolas Hopmann, Karolina Koc-Michalska, Jörg Matthes, Christian Schemer, Tamir Sheafer, Sergio Splendore, James Stanyer, Agnieszka Stępińska, Jesper Strömbäck, and Yannis Theocharis. Forthcoming. “Does a crisis change news habits? A comparative study of the effects of COVID-19 on news media use in 17 European countries.” Digital Journalism .
Shaul R. Shenhav, Alon Zoizner, David N. Hopmann, Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Anita van Hoof, Yael Kaplan, and Tamir Sheafer. Forthcoming. “Story Incentive: The Effect of National Stories on Voter Turnout.” European Political Science Review.
Yair Fogel-Dror, Shaul R. Shenhav, and Tamir Sheafer. Forthcoming. “A Weakly Supervised and Deep Learning Method for an Additive Topic Analysis of Large Corpora.” Computational Communication Research.
Recent research suggests that one key element in predicting societal instability is a "democracy gap." In countries where the populace have expectations for higher levels of political freedoms than they actually have there are greater odds of revolutions and riots like those that began in the in 2010. Sheafer Tamir and Shaul Shenhav. 2013. “Political Culture Congruence and Political Stability Revisiting the Congruence Hypothesis with Prospect Theory.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 57(2) 232–57. This suggests a growing awareness of human rights and political freedoms around the world including in authoritarian and dictatorial countrie [...]