Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
Thousands of young people have got on their bikes to make a political statement in London's streets. The government would do well to pay attention.
Inclusionary planning schemes can reduce land costs and ensure that affordable homes are well located near jobs and services.
We're often less careful when talking to people we know well than we are when we talk to strangers. That can be a mistake.
Many activists have entered politics in the two decades of Indonesia's democratisation. But this hasn't improved the quality of democracy in the country.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on inviting Australia to join ASEAN has raised speculations that he was just being Javanese. This is the background to that statement.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
In it's first inclusion in the Open Budget Index of 115 countries, Australia ranks 12th.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.
Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.
Despite strong evidence that human activities have altered the climate, not everyone sees the risks. New research explains why some people seem blind to the signs of climate change.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
The Tasmanian Liberal party is promoting gaming industry estimates that 'around 5,000 jobs' would be at risk if poker machines were removed from pubs and clubs in Tasmania. Are the estimates correct?
A legal scholar looks at the new and narrowed definition of bribery by the US Supreme Court. In the future, will politicians doing favors for donors and friends ever be prosecuted for corruption?
The psychologist proposes reason as a solution to all our problems, but telling people they must do something can backfire.
History tells us governments do not always get what they wish for, and in fact often perverse outcomes flow from policy choices.