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.
Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.
Democracy is in a parlous state in many countries in southern Africa. Autocrats hold onto power, while electorates have little to choose from at the polls.
Workplaces stresses and the weight of great expectations take a toll on well-being.
The internet has been the bogeyman of democracy over the last 12 months. It's time to harness its power and redress the balance.
Russian media both hint toward the Russian regime’s prowess in influencing the US election, while simultaneously treating the accusation as baseless Western propaganda.