New research shows politicians experience high levels of emotional labour, which not only falls more heavily on women but also impacts their mental wellbeing.
From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.
My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, it's not just empty rhetoric or political theater: Domestic terrorism increases, in the US and in other countries.
Americans are mad – fist-fighting, protesting mad. And that's just how politicians want voters in election season. But the popular anger stoked by candidates doesn't just dissipate after the campaign.
Leaders all over the world have tested their citizens to the limit in recent years. Now they need them to follow strict orders to stop the spread of infection.
Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
Since its beginnings, theater has been where the public can see what was happening, a venue for transparency and a point of view on real-life scenarios. It defines the American political landscape.
Plenty of services use AI to study your behaviour to suggest new things to you. So could such a tool help you decide how to vote?
Female politicians deal with a lot to get into positions of power: childcare issues, sexism, sexual harassment and now a new study reveals they also deal with high levels of violence.
Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.
A corrosive ageism in Australian politics overvalues the new, while discounting experience. If the US and UK can see the value in older politicians, why can't we?
The proposed integrity commission is an improvement on the patchwork of mechanisms in place now, but does not go nearly far enough to prevent and investigate corruption.
Australians' trust in politicians and democracy continues to plummet, posing significant problems for the effective running of the country.
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
Wonder why Nigel Farage is on so often? Maybe because he's very willing to turn up.
How has sexuality, gender and race played a role in the career of Kathleen Wynne, who stepped down as Ontario Liberal leader after her party's disastrous showing in the provincial election?
Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
Whether politicians refer to 'assisted dying', 'assisted suicide' or 'euthanasia' tells us a lot about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey.
Just a handful of federal members of parliament represent hundreds of Australia's threatened species.