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.
Q&A: The UK election and the Brexit big picture
As British PM Theresa May announces a snap UK election to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, the University of Melbourne puts the key questions to an expert.
Blasphemy, treason and democracy: Jakarta goes to the polls
Indonesian voters are at the polls to elect a new governor of Jakarta, the University of Melbourne's Tim Lindsey talks through the religious and racial tensions
iVote West Australia: Who voted for you?
Voters casting online ballots must be able to trust the process. In a world where hackers have been accused of meddling in elections, iVote is not the answer.
Paper audits crucial for automated counting
Scrutineers holding paper audits are crucial for automated vote counting – it's a key lesson from the PwC report into the 2015 iVote Internet voting project.
When it comes to tax, Australians want a fair go
Reforming our tax system is an issue of social equality, inclusion and fairness.
Red Book, Blue Book – How do elections impact on policy?
A former senior civil servant who has served under 5 prime ministers and 9 cabinet ministers provides insights into the impact of elections on public policy.
Virtual reality bites back
Donald Trump's march on the US presidency is being driven by a simplistic, visual culture allows figures like the reality TV start to thrive.
Forcing your hand: Why we are made to vote
The real secret to how and why Australia adopted compulsory voting was simplicity. In 1924, after years of debate, simply no-one was opposed to the idea.
Unfiltered and unscripted
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has achieved the Holy Grail of political branding in his campaign – he has become an “authentic” politician.