We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Clive Hamilton’s memoir of 40 years in activism is most of all a narrative of ideas in action. He argues for the power of provocation – and against the left, the right and China.
A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
Yes, Labor has won office with an historically low first preference vote- but focussing on this might be misreading the electoral mood.
Until Bolsonaro’s election win, sex workers had been gaining rights. His ultra-far-right, homophobic, racist and mysoginistic views have made the reality much worse.
Switching political parties is fairly common in Britain. But does that mean parties are being shaped by entryism?
We looked at 100 years of Tory and Labour governments to see who was better at producing GDP.
The US Supreme Court now clearly leans towards the Conservatives, but it has not become a political tool in the hands of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders’ rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.
What the main parties propose to do about immigration.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
Conservatives share some of the same values as environmentalists. Tapping into these can help tackle climate change.
In the United States, liberals and conservatives do not only differ politically. They also live separate lives in the physical world.
Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
Children in England are among the most tested and unhappiest in the western world.
Fox hunting has been banned in the UK since 2004 – so why is it still happening?
In order to address a warming planet over the medium and long-term, climate policy must be designed to be adaptable and indeed attractive to those across the political spectrum.
Ma’ruf Amin’s selection as Joko Widodo’s running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.