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.

July 28, 2014

The triumph of spin over substance points to deep problems within our political system, writes Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.

Opinion
July 6, 2015

The Greek people have voted, saying a resounding 'No' to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. Experts from various universities give their thoughts on what it all means.

Opinion
November 23, 2015

Myanmar's first free elections are an important step on the long road to democracy, writes Rebecca Devitt.

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University calls for greater political imagination and sense of agency to address democracy's failings.

Academic
August 11, 2015

Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne asks what has become of political heroes?

Opinion
November 27, 2015

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.

Opinion
April 17, 2012

Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.

News
August 19, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Bart Klem asks whether Sri Lanka's democracy can address ethnic antagonism.

Opinion
November 15, 2015

The Paris attacks were a ghastly media spectacular. John Keane from the University of Sydney asks: What will be the broader historical significance in Europe and further afield?

Opinion

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