Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
Tom Nichols' book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.
An expert on Islam and democracy examines the threat to the world's largest Muslim majority country.
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.
Scott Morrison's comments reflect the concern in the government at the difficulty it is finding in cutting through to the electorate.
Politics podcast: Gladys Berejiklian on the need to reform federal-state partnerships.
With her government having just handed down a budget with an enviable surplus, Gladys Berejiklian says the Gonski legislation will leave NSW better off 'in terms of dollars'.
A financial system that is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being goes against democratic principle.
South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
South Africa needs to start thinking about life after President Jacob Zuma. Given the damage that he's done, serious thought should be given to forming a government of national unity.
Younger voters have been patronised and overlooked for too long – and when politics is meaningful for them, they take part with gusto.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.