Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
Reforms to the judiciary are a threat to democracy – and that affects us all.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
Donald Trump is reinventing the royal fiat by novel means: the rule-by-tweet, or 'twiat'. This move is not an extension of popular democracy, but its enemy, and it needs to be resisted.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
Ukraine desperately needs Chinese investment but, like many other countries in this position, this is giving rise to concerns about the consequences for its fragile democracy.
Pressure from online comments can cause our democratically elected leaders to act in the strangest ways.
Good governance is the right thing to do, and boosts the legitimacy of decision-making. If moral chivalry doesn't appeal, here are two more reasons: it's cost-efficient and delivers better solutions.
Emergency laws can sometimes be the biggest threat to a state and its people.
Indonesian activists see that opportunities for them to enter the state arena and influence the policy process are opening up with Joko Widodo's presidency.
Daytime television talk shows are known for their confrontational style. But there is a different model: a harmonious, cohesive and relational approach may offer a better way to communicate.