Civil society is seen as supporting democracy, but now it is also fostering the forces that are undermining it, says a University of Melbourne expert
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
Why the Netherlands is more split on ‘Black Pete’ than ever
Despite the national Dutch broadcaster announcing changes to Black Pete (Zwarte Piet), it remains a divisive issue there says a University of Melbourne expert.
The 2018 midterms: The suburbs turn
President Trump's midterm strategy of stoking fear about immigration and crime has backfired in America's suburbs, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Searching for Democracy 2.0 without losing Democracy 1.0
A University of Melbourne expert says reimagining and protecting democracy, while charting a course between alarmism and complacency, needs new ways of thinking
Brazil elections: Is democracy itself on the ballot?
With polarisation, intolerance and high levels of violence, a University of Melbourne expert says democracy itself is on the ballot in the Brazilian election.
The West’s age of retreat
Liberal democracy is in an age of retreat and needs to re-engage citizens, tackle inequality and end internet monopolies, argues University of Melbourne expert
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.
Regenerating political leadership in a populist age
Gareth Evans argues our politicians needs new thinking, consensus and empathy as University of Melbourne launches new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
Far right are the ‘real’ winners in the German election
The far-right AfD is the real winner in the 2017 German election and Angela Merkel has been weakened, says a University of Melbourne expert.