Analysis and Comment

More Analysis and Comment

Research and News

More Research and News

The Conversation's global sites

More

Cities

More

Democracy Futures

Is populism a poison or a cure for democracy, or both, depending on the circumstances? Louis Boilly/Wikipedia Commons

Is populism democracy’s deadly cure?

We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.

More

Columnists

More columnists

Research and Expert Database

Editors’ Picks

Job Board

Where experts find jobs

More Jobs

Events

More Events

How we are different

10 reasons

Most Read past week

  1. Explainer: what legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not?
  2. On marriage equality, Australia’s progressive instincts have been crushed by political failure
  3. Abbott’s disruption is raising the question: where will it end?
  4. Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of Myanmar
  5. To Christians arguing ‘no’ on marriage equality: the Bible is not decisive

Pitch an idea

Got a news tip or article idea for The Conversation?

Tell us

Our Audience

The Conversation has a monthly audience of 5 million users, and reach of 35 million through Creative Commons republication.

Want to Write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 56,100 academics and researchers from 2,156 institutions.

Register now

Make a Donation

The Conversation relies on sector, government and reader support. If you would like to help us have even better conversations, then you may like to make a one-off or on-going donation.

Donate