Queensland led the way in the 1920s – it's about time for the other states to catch up on reforming local council elections.
Liverpool City Council has been monitoring communications from citizens – who probably thought they were reaching out in confidence.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
Meet the Commoners' Alternative Revolutionary Force, Colombia's newest political party. To move beyond its violent past, the new FARC will need a charismatic leader who can win over voters.
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
New US sanctions against Venezuela deliver a clear condemnation of the Maduro regime's authoritarian maneuvering but overlook two key problems: Russian meddling and the humanitarian crisis.
The membership base of South Africa's trade union movement has undergone significant changes which begs the question: has it moved away from its working class roots to become a middle class movement.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Two-and-a-half decades on from the end of military rule, Bangladesh faces many of the same critical problems it always has.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The Singaporean model of 'democracy' is very much in vogue among sub-Saharan countries.
With frequent irregularities, it's easy to become cynical about elections in Africa. But polls are an essential component of the continent's growing democracy.
Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what's in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin's gig is up?
This is not the first time Mexico's government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.
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.