Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability.
Members of House Standing Committee on Economics should be asking the directors of Australia's Big Four banks (not the CEOs) different questions, if they really want the right answers.
A portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump guards a residential backyard in Iowa, complete with lights and security cameras.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.
#FeesMustFall, and its demands for zero university fee increases, is in a second cycle of mass resistance in South Africa.
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
The PM came to power as the anti-establishment candidate. Now he could be the next victim of populist ire.
By dismissing the votes in June and November as simple 'disatisfaction', the political elites face a long walk in the wilderness.
Taking every opportunity.
The Front National leader is feeling confident after Brexit and Trump.
That grassroots vibe.
At first it seemed comical that such an unpolished campaign could win over American voters. No one's laughing now.
Trump won because his supporters no longer believe incremental change can deliver for them.
President Elect Trump has pulled off a remarkable victory.
Trump has won the White House by offering a vision of a bygone era, in favour of a more cosmopolitan, sophisticated future.
Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country.
Insights from psychology, neuroscience, economics and political science on how the incoming president might move people from the extreme right or left of the political spectrum to a sociable centre.
While the citizens of the capital protest against their president, everyone else hails him as their saviour.
Donald Trump in New Mexico.
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
Donald Trump is often described as a populist leader.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.
Donald Trump may lose his bid for the US presidency, but many will be waiting to take his mantle.
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Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.
Populism is a hot topic around the globe right now, and much can be learned from studying its history.
Donald Trump’s campaign has been built upon controversial statements that have kept his name in the news.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
Diane James is to succeed Nigel Farage.
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Farage's successor says hers is the 'opposition party in waiting'. But it's going to need a plan beyond Brexit.
Tea Party supporters have been demanding to be heard for a long time.
We are witnessing the global rise of populism. Once seen as a fringe phenomenon from another era or only certain parts of the world, populism is a mainstay of politics today across the globe.
Before he was the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump accepted three bars of gold bullion as payment for a 10-year lease on a building he owned.
The people wanted reform but they got excuses, and now populism is winning.
Orban is on a high after the Brexit vote.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.