Politics & Society
A Constitution shaped by distance
Australia is a big country, as well as globally remote; University of Melbourne experts look at what role distance has played in our constitutional development.
Anwar Ibrahim’s rebirth and Malaysia’s LGBT+ rights
Malaysia's new government freed jailed leader Anwar Ibrahim; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what his political rebirth may mean for LGBT+ rights.
Is democracy dying before our eyes?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Yascha Mounk from Harvard considers the rise of populism and the future of democracy.
Reducing governments’ reliance on consultants
Australian governments spend billions on consultants, but a University of Melbourne expert argues this could be reduced by boosting public servants' capacity.
What comes after America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal?
Two University of Melbourne experts debate President Trump's move to withdraw the US from the nuclear deal with Iran; is it reckless or tactical foreign policy?
20 years after Soeharto: Is Indonesia’s ‘era reformasi’ over?
Indonesia's President Soeharto’s 32-year rule ended 20 years ago, but a University of Melbourne expert says recent changes raise questions about the future.
Malaysia’s remarkable election outcome
Malaysia's election results surprised many; University of Melbourne experts examine the unexpected outcome through a lens of constitutional rights and the law.
Timor-Leste’s political impasse
Timor-Leste's elections need to resolve its political crisis so issues of policy like reducing poverty can be addressed, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The trouble with ceasefires
University of Melbourne research finds the 2016 ceasefire in Syria had unexpected consequences, ranging from an impact on rebel governance to humanitarian aid.
The Inter-Korean Summit: Why now?
North Korea has achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state, strengthening its position in talks with the South, says a University of Melbourne expert.