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.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.
Is democracy really dying in the American mind?
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
Male and female lawmakers differ in their reasoning why women struggle in winning elections. They also have different opinions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the gender quota policy.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed.
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.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?