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The struggle for political equality has shaped Australian democracy. This is undermined by a fragmented political donations system that can be easily evaded.
Australians are not unique in being rather uninterested in foreign affairs, but one might have thought this time things would be different.
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Donald Trump's call for a barrier on the Mexican border rides a two-decade-long wave of vigilantism and grassroots activism.
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Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
In 2008, Hillary Clinton withdrew from the presidential race to support Barack Obama. Now, facing a rampaging Donald Trump, she's hoping Bernie Sanders will do the same.
Austria and the almost victory of the far right is a canary in a coal mine. A new political divide is emerging on both sides of the Atlantic.
The US has often worried about its decline, but this year, the theme is stronger than ever.
Why are populist candidates all the rage this year in the race for the White House? Recent research from Harvard and BU links it to the market economy and a similar trend in Europe.
Some Republican leaders are hunting for an orthodox, credible candidate to save them from Donald Trump. They probably can't win.
The faultlines in democratic politics are clear. On one side is a system of democracy that is bad at making people feel represented. On the other are anti-politician performers like Donald Trump.
The GOP is imploding, based on the animus the party stoked toward Obama.
The world seems caught between the competing political ideologies of left and right, with capitalism is caught right in the middle.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
Two mathematicians explain why majority voting often fails to elect the candidate preferred by the majority and propose an alternative, 'majority judgment.'
If Donald Trump is tapping into a more fundamental disconnect from the Washington establishment, he might attract many voters who have previously abstained or even voted Democrat.
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The Republican establishment's worst nightmare has become reality. What now?