Is our democracy broken?
What could the future hold for Australia's democracy? The University of Melbourne's McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership looks for leaders tackling the future
The West’s age of retreat
Liberal democracy is in an age of retreat and needs to re-engage citizens, tackle inequality and end internet monopolies, argues University of Melbourne expert
A leadership merry-go-round that won’t stop
There are three reasons why Australia is in a cycle of rapidly-changing Prime Ministers, and chances are nothing will change after the 2016 Federal Election.
The outsider who is Hillary Clinton’s biggest threat
Democrat Bernie Sanders appeals to voters tired of Washington's insider politics, making the 'democratic socialist' the biggest threat to Hillary Clinton.
Turnbull must break with past attempts to keep the future at bay
Malcolm Turnbull is promising a change in leadership style from Tony Abbott, but that alone won’t be enough to qualify as government for the 21st century.
Why politics today cannot give us the heroes we need
Campbell’s “hero” thesis may provide another guide to understanding public disillusionment with our current democratic system.