Male and female lawmakers differ in their reasoning why women struggle in winning elections. They also have different opinions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of the gender quota policy.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed.
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.
Many African elections are less than ideal. But is the rest of the world really that much better?
The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
Two candidates from Colombia's May 27 presidential vote will face off on June 17. One is a former guerrilla. The other is a hard-liner. Their views for the nation's future couldn't be more different.
Bots and fake accounts on Twitter helped sway the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Here's how the social media platform has purportedly tried, and failed, to combat threats to democracy.
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.
Maduro's landslide May 20 re-election marks the official death of democracy in Venezuela. Dozens of nations worldwide have declared the vote illegitimate, and the US imposed new sanctions.
Populism gets a bad rap for fuelling the rise of authoritarianism. But it can also be a shot in the arm for liberal democracy.
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
After 61 years, Malaysia has finally seen the opposition take control. What now?
Paraguay's conservative president-elect Mario Abdo narrowly won the April 22 election. His father was the private secretary for dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who brutally ruled Paraguay for 35 years.
Pakistan has often been misunderstood to be exclusively built upon a national Islamic identity, ignoring the multiculturality and divisive role of Islam in the definition of its national identity.
Democratic schools already employ some of the recommendations from the Gonski report, chief among them individualisation of teaching.
By remorselessly crushing political dissent, Daniel Ortega has squandered his people's goodwill and eroded his power base.