When parliament blocked a radical MP from taking his seat in parliament, Burke warned that ignoring the people’s democratic will could have disastrous consequences.
Ramsay MacDonald was Labour’s first ever PM but he ended up being booted out of the party he helped found.
Some former leaders provide a much needed steady hand. Others just steal the limelight.
For over 100 years, the Victorian school curriculum has failed to give generations of students the chance to learn about Indigenous political movements.
This new comedic musical is not just a dramatisation of the events of 1975, it is also an attempt to understand our maddening political culture.
The modern representative democracy was the best form of government mid-18th-century technology could invent. The 21st century is a different place scientifically, technically and socially.
A new book analyses the Labour politician’s prolific political writing.
Newcomers have in fact proven much more successful at running as independents than big name politicians.
While the scale of the strikes in both countries is historic, a scholar in employer relations notes the legislative conditions framing industrial action in the UK are much more restrictive.
French citizens have protested pension reform for the past 30 years. A historian explains why the evolving power struggle between the streets and the state does not bode well for today’s strikers.
The absence of norms defining the common good and the insufficient place of scientific arguments in the democratic debate weaken the capacity of liberalism to face global threats.
Oversimplified versions of the past lead to bad political decisions.
A historian explains why the pre-Roe anti-abortion movement was filled with liberal Democrats who opposed the Vietnam War and supported the expansion of the welfare state.
Kinnock lost two elections as Labour leader. Starmer could learn a lot from his successes and failures.
The double standard goes back to 1929, when Labor had the misfortune to be elected 12 days before the Wall Street crash that set off the Great Depression.
In an effort to save Lake Pedder from a hydro-electricity scheme, the world’s first political party with a foundation in environmental values was formed in Tasmania.
First uttered by Oliver Cromwell, the words David Davis used to ask Boris Johnson to step down have a storied past.
Australians coalesced around a strong federal government during the second world war. In recent decades, however, the states have taken primacy in people’s lives.
Click through a timeline to make sense of Australia’s long, tumultuous years of shifting climate policies ahead of next month’s international climate summit in Glasgow.
Political biographies show us who is ‘worthy’ of being written about … and who is overlooked in history.