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  1. 29 August 2019 - Humanities

    Making India’s democracy even bigger and better

    India is committed to inclusive elections and allowing absentee voting would make the world's biggest democracy even bigger, says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 21 August 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Australian democracy: crisis, resilience and renewal

    Worries that democracy is in decline have sparked experiments in citizen assemblies but a University of Melbourne expert says we can also revitalise parliament

  3. 20 August 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Hong Kong: The canary in the coal mine

    Amid the ongoing pro-democracy protests in China's Hong Kong, a University of Melbourne expert examines how it came to this and where it is likely to end.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.