More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
The support for the key values that pervade the discourse about social justice is overall very strong but it may be surprising that democracy and solidarity receive less support among respondents.
Conflicts about policing the border have erupted in much of the world. How people respond depends on the many distinct visions of what borders are meant to be protecting.
There are no angels in Pakistan's political scene – except the 'angels' of the military.
Do you suspect the American voting system needs an overhaul? If so, you're not alone.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
Rather than transform Israel into an undemocratic 'apartheid' state, the new nation-state law is more likely to ensure that Israel can't be transformed into a liberal democracy or binational state.
Vote buying is deeply rooted in Indonesia despite opposition from the society and the fact that the proportion of votes influenced is fairly small.
Russian meddling has shaken Americans' faith in democracy. But public discontent after a scandal is hardly new. Trust in government began to erode under Nixon, and it's mostly worsened since then.
Ex-offenders should be given a fair chance to redeem themselves after serving their time.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Recent elections in Turkey, Hungary and Russia raise a fundamental question about democracy. Can it give autocracy a mandate?
Mexico's leftist president-elect made many strange bedfellows to win the 2018 race, including business moguls, evangelicals and Marxists. How this motley new party will run Mexico is anyone's guess.
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Americans have rediscovered the Supreme Court, as they do periodically when it's at the center of controversy. With a president who attacks the legitimacy of courts, will their attention be benign?
As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, here's a detailed explanation of how one goes about subverting democracy via a stooge.
Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.
Indonesia has long been held up as a model of democratic transition in the Muslim world. This view of the country now needs rethinking.
Katharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’
This conversation was hosted by Australian National Univeristy Crawford School of Public Policy and introduced by their Director, Professor Helen Sullivan.