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.
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.
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.
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.
Why are we so angry?
Why are we so angry, even though the world has never had it so good? Professor Peter Singer discusses what it means for the future.
Why France is taking Europe to the crossroad
All eyes are on the French Presidential election in April and May as European politics lurches between liberalism and populism.
Liberal Democracy: Why we may be losing it
Liberal democracy may not be a strong as we think it is with research suggesting that falling public support for democracy can be a harbinger of losing it.
Presidential fireworks: The verdict
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump delivered a surprise policy battle in the first 2016 Presidential debate, but in predictably opposite styles.
Why politics is testing our faith
A fractured Australian election result and signs of voter disenchantment are raising questions about political culture and fit for purpose institutions.
The outsider who is Hillary Clinton’s biggest threat
Democrat Bernie Sanders appeals to voters tired of Washington's insider politics, making the 'democratic socialist' the biggest threat to Hillary Clinton.