The 2022 election shows that the days of ‘parachuted in’ star power are over – voters want candidates with grassroots, says University of Melbourne expert
Using design to put voters at the heart of elections
Technology gives us the opportunity to transform the voting experience to better engage people in the electoral system, say University of Melbourne experts
Imran Khan’s failure exposes Pakistan’s military problem
Pakistan’s governments have always been dominated by the military, including Imran Khan's, but there is hope for change, argues University of Melbourne expert
Biden’s bid to strengthen global democracy
Can Biden's Summit for Democracy re-energise an alliance of democracies or is it setting up a cold war? A University of Melbourne expert assesses the meeting.
The need for more parliament in Victoria’s Pandemic Bill
Victoria’s proposed Pandemic Management Bill gives too much power to government and not enough to parliament, say University of Melbourne experts
Submarines and vaccines: France’s 2022 presidential elections
Why do French elections matter to Australia? Due to France’s commitment in the fraught geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific says a University of Melbourne expert.
Australia’s Gen Y democracy gap
New University of Melbourne research finds there’s a democracy gap for young Australian adults, with a distrust of traditional politics but a focus on community
Australia needs a democracy fix
A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19's domination of public life since 2020 has overshadowed the need to focus on the health of Australia's democracy.
Is this the end of the “American Century”?
Is America's time as a superpower coming to end? A University of Melbourne expert says US exceptionalism reigns, but the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth.
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.