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  1. 7 January 2021 - Humanities

    What happened in the US was Very Bad

    A violent mob storming the US Capitol building was described as a ‘coup attempt’ but the fallout could be even greater, explains University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 15 September 2020 - Politics & Society

    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.

  3. Podcast2 September 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The state of democracy, before and during COVID-19

    We are facing a global democratic recession, but the pandemic has intensified the focus on what we want from democracy, says University of Melbourne's Tom Daly.

  4. 10 August 2020 - Legal Affairs

    In times of crisis, does parliament really matter?

    Parliaments across Australia have been sidelined during COVID-19, which has concerned experts but not the public. A University of Melbourne expert asks why?

  5. 8 June 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression

    Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.

  6. 3 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    How COVID-19 is hitting some democracies harder than others

    University of Melbourne research finds that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on democracy worldwide, but some democracies are more resilient than others.

  7. 24 April 2020 - Legal Affairs

    Do we really need a tracking app and can we trust it?

    Privacy must be central to any COVID-19 app, but there are other ways to track infections and an app may not work anyway, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 3 April 2020 - Inside Business

    The COVID-19 responsibility we all own

    As citizens, we have a responsibility to heed COVID-19 health advice or risk increasingly severe government restrictions says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 16 March 2020 - Humanities

    Uncivil society

    Civil society is seen as supporting democracy, but now it is also fostering the forces that are undermining it, says a University of Melbourne expert

  10. Podcast19 February 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Renewing Democracy in a time of environmental crisis

    Social researcher and author Dr Rebecca Huntley says renewing democracy is critical to dealing with climate change since we have little trust in our politicians