Leadership

Trust in, and public perceptions of, the abilities of political leaders is at a low ebb, with many blaming democracy's current problems on a decline in leadership standards among elected representatives.

April 30, 2014

The UK’s Hansard Society finds the vast majority of British voters don't believe they can influence politics and think the behaviour of politicians is declining.

Report
August 31, 2015

Book extract: Andrew Leigh, the Assistant Federal Shadow Treasurer and Member for Fraser, shows how luck can change the course of political events.

Opinion
March 8, 2013

Gordon Goldstein in The Washington Post reviews Moises Naim’s book The End of Power which argues 'power is becoming easier to disrupt and harder to consolidate'.

Academic
August 21, 2015

More Americans than ever are disillusioned with the two major parties, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre.

Statistics
November 18, 2013

Phillip Coggan from The Economist argues Western democracy is under threat from political extremism and voter distrust of major parties.

Opinion
June 5, 2013

Der Speigel's Mathieu von Rohr argues France is experiencing a democratic malaise due to a chronic lack of political leadership.

News
September 15, 2015

Former Howard Government Minister, David Kemp, argues there's a big ideas gap in current political life.

Opinion
July 13, 2006

Political columnist Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal asks: are we asking too much of our elected politicians in a hyper-complex world? 

Opinion
March 23, 2013

Successful political leadership is so demanding it's almost impossible, writes Peter John Chen from the University of Sydney.

Opinion

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