American psychologists Nour Kteily and Emile Bruneaushow how some politicians appeal to those who demonise marginalised groups, and how those groups respond with intensified hostility.
In a special Race to the White House episode, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer talk with Emma Lancaster about Donald Trump's inaugural address.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
An address that's normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
Third-party candidates often claim they bring out new voters. Is it true?
Russian interests are far from aligned with those of the West, and no amount of revisionist commentary about Russia not being 'such a bad guy’' after all will alter that reality.
Brexit, Trump, terrorism, 18C, safe schools, the gay marriage plebiscite, a government with a wafer-thin majority and a fractious Senate: it has been quite a year in politics.
Elections worldwide are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. But, typically, the electronic systems adopted suffer from weak transparency and scrutiny even when the outcome is challenged.
The ability to say offensive things online on a daily basis without consequences led to new, and more toxic, norms for civic behavior.
While Trump’s more extreme campaign promises may not eventuate, substantive changes in how the US engages with the world on environmental, and many other, issues are likely.
The president-elect's dismissal of the CIA's findings indicates a worrying attitude to intelligence.
The Electoral College has survived 227 years and, arguably, has never truly been needed. Now would be a good time to use it.
The 'alternative-right' has used social media to become a hugely influential movement in global politics. Where is the left's version?
Most Americans care about the environment, but they didn't vote that way this year. Two political scientists urge the movement to build better connections with blue-collar workers and immigrants.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Trump understood that the world is changing.
There has never been a time when the disconnect between political elites and the public interest was greater than it is today.
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.