Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
If we ban all donations from individuals and corporations, funding for political campaigns must come from elsewhere.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
Making manifesto promises is a misleading trend that is distorting the role of politicians and parliament
It's the biggest financial penalty ever paid by a British political party. Here's how the story unfolded.
Disclosures add to transparency. They allow us to follow the money and scrutinise who has made large donations. But mere disclosure does not remedy the inequity in Australia’s current system.
In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
Social scientists investigate when and why liberals and conservatives mistrust science. The apparent split may be more about cultural and personal beliefs than feelings about science itself.
Debate over trade and immigration have caused rifts within parties this year. An international relations expert explains how these global issues will continue to challenge our two-party system.
The Labour leadership contest is discussed as though people inside and outside the party were a different species.
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
The problem confronting political parties is that the people in leadership positions are intellectually and emotionally ill-equipped to grasp the complex transformation in human affairs now under way.
What's a single-issue party to do once it has achieved it's only ambition?
Red berets, hard hats, overalls and domestic workers’ uniforms have become a prominent part of South African politics. But these are more than just props for the EFF political party.
NH’s election laws allow people to vote in the primaries even if they are not registered with one of the parties. How pivotal are these unenrolled voters? We look beyond the exit polls for answers.
Only when systems change and cultural adjustments occur will the political class return to governing rather than ruling.
The shock election result means that three parties are now leaderless – how will they choose replacements?