Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
As the US elections near, global democracy is at stake
A University of Melbourne expert says the result of the US Elections will not just shape US democracy, but could diminish the very idea of democracy globally.
Women reorganising local food networks with technology in Jakarta
Research involving the University of Melbourne finds Women in Jakarta are using online technology to develop local food networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sports can show Australia’s better face
From the AFL’s Indigenous round to taking the knee, sportspeople can show the better face of Australia to the world, say University of Melbourne experts.
Two leaders with the right stuff
Gladys Berejiklian and Sally Capp, winners of the 2019 McKinnon Political Prize for Political Leadership, have successfully mixed strength with empathy
Is Australia doing enough to support the Pacific?
A University of Melbourne expert says the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are being felt by our Pacific neighbours, and it’s in Australia interests to help.
How COVID-19 made me more Australian
For a University of Melbourne academic, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK has brought the issue of national identity into sharp relief.
Time for a Universal Basic Income?
The socio-economic crisis brought by COVID-19 reveals cracks in social welfare and the need for radical transformation says a University of Melbourne expert.
India’s local governments tackling COVID-19
Local government and communities are working together in India to help people face the challenges of COVID-19, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
10 reasons why COVID-19 favours a Trump election victory
While Donald Trump has faced widespread criticism over his handling of COVID-19, a University of Melbourne experts says he may well prosper in the election.