Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
If all else fails, do the conventional thing
Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk
The 2018 midterms: The suburbs turn
President Trump's midterm strategy of stoking fear about immigration and crime has backfired in America's suburbs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
American tribalism let loose
The US midterm elections may be the most tribal in history as both sides of politics compete to play the victim says a University of Melbourne expert.
Penny Wong: On change
Senator Penny Wong looks at how modern Australian politics is changing as the University of Melbourne marks The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
How India runs the biggest elections in the world
With around 900 million voters registered for India’s May general election, its democratic mechanics are well-organised, says a University of Melbourne expert.
A GFC 2.0 would remake the world in dangerous ways
We are ill-equipped to deal any new and bigger Global Financial Crisis, and the political consequences could be dire, warns a University of Melbourne expert
US Midterms and inequality in four graphs
Heading into the US Midterm elections a University of Melbourne expert uses four graphs to show how economic inequality is still shaping American politics.
Academics call for an end to immigration detention
Academics for Refugees are protesting against Australia's policy of detaining refugees. University of Melbourne experts explain why they're adding their voices.
October surprises and the false hope of the midterms
As Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins the US Supreme Court, a University of Melbourne expert explores whether a protest vote in the midterm elections is likely.