The German population was transformed under Nazism into a “bystander society” – even before the conditions of wartime normalised acts of excessive violence.
ACT’s Treaty Principles Bill assumes Māori have been granted special privileges. But it can equally be argued the Treaty prevents the undemocratic concentration of power in the hands of a few.
Western democracies can best help the world by doing more to live up to their highest ideals and approaching their relations with the rest of the world with humility borne from historical awareness.
When everything is seen as political – indictments, Supreme Court decisions, scientific findings – a democracy may be on its way to fascism.
Raymond W. Baker says the estimated hundreds of billions of dollars in hidden wealth a decade ago has skyrocketed to trillions today.
Liberal democracy has been a failure for First Nations people – a Voice to Parliament must add more weight to the scales.
David Seymour says misinterpretation of the Treaty risks creating an ‘ethno-state’. But ‘Critical Tiriti Analysis’ aims to enhance democracy by ensuring a Māori voice at the heart of policy making.
The turn towards neofascism is a natural result of so-called western liberal democracy.
Many countries, including South Africa, use regulations to control smoking in public so that they do not harm non-smokers. Likewise, getting vaccinated is for the common good of society.
Some people may be spiteful to pull others down, while others act this way to get ahead.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, has improved his chances of becoming prime minister of Israel.
Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
What sort of democracy is now required to break the Brexit deadlock?
The extent to which schools foster political deliberation, engagement, understanding and empathy has far-reaching implications for our democracy.
The ideals of liberal democracies are under threat – and not just in the US and Russia.
A new survey suggests opposition Zimbabwean leader Nelson Chamisa is closing in on the ruling Zanu-PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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.
Do businesses have to act like businesses? Or could we pay slightly more for goods, like coffee, and recognize that stability for working people is essential to a robust economy.