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  1. Podcast25 May 2018 - The Policy Shop

    Is democracy dying before our eyes?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast Yascha Mounk from Harvard considers the rise of populism and the future of democracy.

  2. 20 May 2018 - Humanities

    20 years after Soeharto: Is Indonesia’s ‘era reformasi’ over?

    Indonesia's President Soeharto’s 32-year rule ended 20 years ago, but a University of Melbourne expert says recent changes raise questions about the future.

  3. 17 May 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Malaysia’s remarkable election outcome

    Malaysia's election results surprised many; University of Melbourne experts examine the unexpected outcome through a lens of constitutional rights and the law.

  4. 10 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    Timor-Leste’s political impasse

    Timor-Leste's elections need to resolve its political crisis so issues of policy like reducing poverty can be addressed, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. Podcast11 April 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Sorting fact from fiction in a post-truth world

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features cognitive psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky on why we believe fake news.

  6. 12 December 2017 - Public Affairs

    The silence of the not-for-profit sector

    Research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds that Australia’s not-for-profit organisations are staying silent on big issues for fear of funding cuts.

  7. Podcast11 August 2017 - Up Close

    Phantom democracies

    Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.

  8. Podcast19 July 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Corruption and Australia’s Parliament

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast examines the issue of corruption in Australian politics, and whether a new watchdog is needed.

  9. 30 March 2017 - Public Affairs

    Is populism pushing Europe’s left-wing parties into long-term decline?

    To challenge the rise the populist Right in some European countries, the Left needs a stronger vision, like social democratic parties had in the Post-War years.

  10. 23 March 2017 - Public Affairs

    Why Nordic countries top the happiness league

    It is no coincidence that Nordic countries topped the ratings in the Happiness Report 2017 – they explicitly invest in and promote equality.