To be homeless is a condition in which a person’s freedom is profoundly compromised. And that’s un-American, says a philosopher.
Court decisions based on a judge’s discretion rather than the letter of the law are increasingly common. But this risks undermining some basic liberties.
The same boldness that enabled hip-hop to endure can benefit teachers in the classroom, a hip-hop scholar writes.
The hijacking of freedom by far-right politicians like Florida’s Ron DeSantis raises crucial questions about whose freedom is truly at stake in a time of tyranny.
There are different tactics that governments can use to block the internet, some more sophisticated than others.
Saying the state upholds universal principles does not act as a safeguard against institutional discrimination and racism.
Ties between the two nations date back to Tanzania’s solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle.
Science fiction does more than entertain – it can also be used to better understand the political forces that shape the societies in which we live.
The Bush administration invaded Iraq with plans for it to become a democracy. But according to some social science measures, the country isn’t any more democratic than it was before 2003.
Maintaining a functional and lively civil society in Ukraine is crucial to keeping supplies moving and keeping up the morale of the country.
As the year ends, how has New Zealand fared on global and domestic measurements, from social and economic freedoms to tackling poverty and homelessness?
Messages about climate change must be adapted to people’s histories, differences and expectations.
A scholar of gun culture looks at the roots of Americans’ love affair with firearms – and their willingness to accept gun violence as a price of freedom.
When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
Music has often been used as a political tool to urge Kenyans to forget the sins of colonial and post-colonial regimes.
Our freedom is limited as soon as our speech and behaviour become harmful to other people.
New research shows a large percentage of Australians value “freedom” as the most important human right – but politicians need to offer a more sophisticated version of that ideal.
There is a difference between ‘negative liberty’ and ‘positive liberty’. Real freedom involves unavoidable trade-offs between the two.
The convoy’s comparison of Canada’s current government to Nazi Germany draws on previously existing statephobia.
The Canadian Constitution compels a proportionate weighing of all Charter rights against the threat of COVID-19, meaning that individual freedom is not absolute.