Referendums are not only divisive as tools of political democracy, they also turn everyday life into a new challenge.
The independence bill is a short-term win but no game-changer.
There are several different ways to approach democracy. Polls, elections and referenda all feature, but they're not the only way to deepen democracy.
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
History was made with the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Making the gesture a reality will require a concerted effort from all involved.
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.
For the more modest aim of delivering steady, competent government – well, it's no wonder Malcolm Turnbull is raging.
When confronted with two options, the electorate generally gets scared and votes for the status quo. We now see what happens when both options are frightening.
How the Brexiters won it on the night.
How will the votes be counted? When will we know the result? Stuart Wilks-Heeg has all the answers.
How will the Brexit referendum work? And what distinguishes it from referendums that have been held in Australia?
The UK in a Changing EU app lets you choose which issues you feel are most important to you and use those to weight the outcomes.
Polls show voters are beginning to lean toward leaving the EU, so it's time to brush up on what will happen if there's a Brexit – and why it matters on this side of the Atlantic.
When public opinion is as split as it is on the EU referendum, pollsters struggle to get it right.
The hopeful vision presented by pro-independence campaigners in Scotland has endured – even though they lost their referendum.
A Brexit would be a chance to actually create a European project – but the EU needs to be dismantled first.
Recent changes to the Rwandan constitution appear to have been tailor-made for the current president. This does not bode well for the country's future constitutional base.
Unlike the third-term fever afflicting the Great Lakes region, Rwanda is not mired in corruption and stagnation. Rwandans were fearful and anxious about what might happen after 2017 without Kagame.
The credit-ratings agencies are already circling to cut the UK's grade if it votes to leave the EU. Here's how their calculations work, and what we should do about it.