On June 1 1949, black South African church members voted to choose their leaders in an unusual poll.
Reporters and editors in Rwanda saw themselves as unifiers, and that meant working to promote unity and reconciliation.
Big tech companies compete over who can gather the most intelligence on their users. Countries like Russia and China turn this information against their citizens.
How does reporting on the environment promote democracy? A US journalism professor describes conditions in the republic of Georgia, where the media isn't equipped to cover issues like pollution.
Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
An unprecedented survey of US GIs that began in 1941, preserved on microfilm, provides a raw and uncensored story of average Americans grappling with both national ideals and practical necessities.
New research reveals that many 19- to 24-year-olds are highly concerned about how organisations collect and use their data. This could be the beginning of a significant push back.
Anti-caste and Dalit movements have emerged as a voice to count on as India's 2019 legislative elections unfold.
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
Parish council elections are a vital part of democracy – so why are people put off getting involved?
Explaining the equipment and the process by which hundreds of millions of ballots are collected and counted in India.
In this election, it's not just two parties and candidates that need closer scrutiny – it's the media landscape itself.
Australians now have effectively 17 election days. This means parties change how they campaign – and many people cast their votes without being fully informed.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
Get your thinking cap on – you'll need it.
By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.
Here is what you need to know about Indonesia's elections and what's at stake.
Can India's current prime minister Narendra Modi win the upcoming election? It's hard to say. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but growth has slowed and fake news is rife.