In Pennsylvania, one Senate candidate is pounding the other for his lack of local roots. A political scientist studied accusations of carpetbagging – and found there is a home field advantage.
Senegal enters uncharted territory as for the first time in contemporary history, no single coalition won an outright majority in parliament.
When people fail to exercise their right to vote, it increases the likelihood of political extremism and the pursuit of narrow interests.
Electoral manipulation is rife around the world, but civil society organisations are working hard to counter attempts to erode the democratic process.
Martha Karua’s selection as a deputy presidential candidate has helped put gender equality on the Kenyan election agenda.
Despite some wins, the NSW premier faces multiplying challenges eight months from the next election
Have these officials used their authority to interfere with America’s democratic process?
Our research found that Kenyan students dislike ethnic-based politics in principle, but feel the pressures of tribalism.
The Italian parliament has been dissolved following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi. What happens next, and why is Italy’s politics so fragmented?
A confluence of many factors – from Russia’s war to drought to local corruption and lack of productivity – has inflated prices.
Four of Labor’s reform pledges are linked to the urgent issue of democratic reform
The pandemic has helped fuel a resurgence of social democratic parties
The presence of fringe presidential contenders is a marker of maturing democracies.
Colombians go to the polls on June 19 to elect a new president. The vote comes at a delicate time in the country’s politics.
There’s a good reason why first-term governments are re-elected – but Labor’s victory last month may not fit the mould.
Ghana’s civil society has contributed to taming the power of a strong state.
History shows that opposition leaders elected after an election job struggle to hang onto their jobs. Will this time be different?
A survey of former Australian state MPs found 31% experienced serious mental health challenges after leaving parliament.
Nigeria’s 23rd year of unbroken democratic rule will be celebrated on 12 June 2022.
The number of candidates running in party primaries has ballooned since 2010. That may result in extreme, inexperienced or controversial nominees who do not represent a majority of voters.