Why British Labour voters stayed true to their roots
The UK Conservative Party failed to woo the working class in the north of England who voted to 'leave' in Brexit. A University of Melbourne expert explains why.
Donald Trump and the uneasy alliance
The Trump administration's split between Steve Bannon's 'alt-right' and the more moderate Jared Kushner is causing a rift, says a University of Melbourne expert
The battle for academic freedom in Europe
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast examines the Central European University's campaign against new Hungarian laws threatening academic freedom.
French poll could set up a constitutional crisis
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen won the first round of voting in the 2017 French presidential elections. University of Melbourne experts respond.
France’s presidential campaign: A strategy of fear versus a strategy of opportunity
The 2017 French presidential election campaign is witnessing the French public falling into two main camps, just like with Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK.
Are universities part of the populism problem?
Universities are key drivers of educated debate, so with democracy in crisis amid rising populism and inequality, what have they been doing and where do they ne
Four reasons Marine Le Pen probably won’t become French president
Le Pen is a leading candidate in the 2017 French presidential election but a number of factors, including corruption charges, mean she is unlikely to win.
Four reasons to watch the Dutch Election
The 2017 Dutch election will test whether far-Right populist politics are gaining traction in Europe, with a Trump-like disruption possible.
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.