Illegal roads have brought deforestation, fire and other environmental damage to the Amazon. Indigenous territory in many areas has blocked them.
After a very divisive election campaign, the winner of the Brazilian election will need to reuite the country.
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?
Trump and Bolsonaro use religion in similar ways, but there are key differences between the two countries’ evangelical communities – and politics.
Victorian Labor has had ample time to reform upper house voting - its failure to do so is a blight on democracy in the state.
New Zealand’s largest city is governed by a small, remote body with only a semblance of representative democracy. Given the city’s massive challenges, is that good enough?
The far-right leader of the Brothers of Italy has tried to distance the party from its fascist lineage, but many are still worried about the direction she will take the country.
The 2024 presidential election is shaping up to give Senegalese a significant and competitive election, leaving voters in the driver’s seat.
The new leader of the Conservative party inherits a country in crisis.
There’s a lot of information on social media that would support legal proceedings, but courts have yet to harness this.
The loss of a two-thirds majority in parliament would be seen as a significant defeat for the MPLA.
Ministerial discretion should be tightly controlled whenever millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent.
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.