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.

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
June 1, 2015

Heather Bastedo of Queen's University examines why youth voting rates in Canada are lower than in previous generations.

Academic
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Sarah Maddison argues Australian democracy is like a frog slowly boiling to death.

Opinion
December 3, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Tamas Wells asks if the National League for Democracy's emphatic victory was a vote ‘for’ the NLD, or ‘against’ the ruling military government.

Opinion
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.

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