Study suggests certain psychological characteristics get you to the frontbench. But they might not make you many friends along the way.
‘Labor will win this election. I think that’s virtually unquestionable’: political scientist Andy Marks on #AusVotes2019 and the key issues in NSW.
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We are but a few weeks from a federal election, and the way the political wind is blowing may depend on what state you're in.
When a country becomes more diverse,
new demographic tensions may emerge between people who feel that they own their country's identity – and people who feel they've been left out.
Interaction between between seven socio-political variables influence the level of women's parliamentary representation.
Thirty percent of global emissions will be generated from democracies governed by populist nationalist leaders who have very different playbooks than more traditional politicians.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
Secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Now new research shows that it was secularisation which came first.
Politicians on the right surely wipe with their left hand; and vice versa?
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
When it comes to political scandals, context is king.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
If a machine can write a speech for a politician, why not go the next step and replace the elected human with a programmed robot?
African academics should be leading the pack when it comes to producing research and information about the continent. So what's holding them back?
This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
Simply by voting in a church, you're more likely to support a conservative cause or candidate.
Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
We can draw inspiration from the successes of non-humans, learn from their group decision-making and gain insights from analogies. And with every extinction of a species we lose such possibilities.
Democracy must evolve in response to the threats we pose to the environment and to ourselves. We can learn from how other species make collective decisions, solve problems and survive.
Despite the popularity in other disciplines of inter-species thinking, it’s ignored in democracy research. Why is that? Why can we not conceive of democracy as anything other than uniquely human?
Internationally renowned scholar Benedict Anderson, who helped us understand the formation of modern communities, has died in Indonesia at 79.