Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
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.
Searching for Democracy 2.0 without losing Democracy 1.0
A University of Melbourne expert says reimagining and protecting democracy, while charting a course between alarmism and complacency, needs new ways of thinking
US Midterms: What you need to know
A University of Melbourne guide to the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in the US, and what the potential outcomes could mean for the Trump presidency.
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
Brazil elections: Is democracy itself on the ballot?
With polarisation, intolerance and high levels of violence, a University of Melbourne expert says democracy itself is on the ballot in the Brazilian election.
Truth telling at Garma
The University of Melbourne is partnering with the Yothu Yindi Foundation to build a reconciliation culture for Australians - supporting Indigenous development.
Turmoil in Trump land
President Trump may be scandal-ridden and held in contempt in his administration, but a University of Melbourne experts says his base may like him all the more