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 27, 2015

The ABC's Patricia Karvelas argues politicians need to harness the non-stop nature of digital media to develop better policy.

Opinion
November 17, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Jim Middleton argues opinion polls aren't to blame for leadership instability in Australia.

Opinion
May 13, 2015

Paul Twivy argues in The Guardian that Britons want more from their democracy than an election every five years.

Opinion
July 30, 2015

Marian Sawer of Australian National University suggests quotas are needed in Australian politics to boost the low number of female parliamentarians.

Opinion
November 16, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Denis Dragovic argues governments should consider any military response to the Paris attacks carefully.

Opinion
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

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