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  1. 5 June 2019 - Legal Affairs

    The political challenge of a divided electorate

    Australia's Federal Election was marked by countervailing swings that political parties will need to learn to navigate, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 4 June 2019 - Humanities

    The whispers of Tiananmen

    A University of Melbourne expert says the Chinese government hasn't acknowledged the violence of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago; but many whisper its history.

  3. 20 May 2019 - Humanities

    Voter aspiration delivers for Coalition

    Scott Morrison’s "aspirational individualism" resonated with voters, leaving the polls behind and forcing a Labor rethink, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 May 2019 - Humanities

    The last election where anyone cares?

    Faith in democracy is plummeting in Australia, and we may be nearing a tipping point where not enough even care, warns a University of Melbourne politics expert

  5. 2 May 2019 - Public Affairs

    Is Indonesian democracy still trapped in old-style politics?

    Joko Widodo may have won Indonesia's elections; but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the next generation of politicians who will shake up democracy.

  6. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Leader sloganising passed off as a debate

    The first leaders' debate of the Australian election was dominated by sloganising, which is why people are turning off, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 30 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    Here’s how to renew Australia’s Democracy

    Ideas for citizen juries, an independent speaker, and sitting MPs with their opponents are part of a push involving University of Melbourne to renew democracy.

  8. 3 January 2019 - Humanities

    Rome’s Augustus and the allure of the strongman

    The Roman emperor Augustus is often held up as a model statesman, but a University of Melbourne expert warns admirers should be careful what they wish for.

  9. 11 December 2018 - Humanities

    Echoes of revolution

    The protests in France are a distant echo of 1789 and are a critical challenge for President Emmanuel Macron, argues a University of Melbourne historian.

  10. 4 November 2018 - Public Affairs

    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.