When hospital and GP staff do not reflect the population they serve, patients’ health suffers.
The framers decided that members of both the House and Senate would be required to be “an inhabitant” of the state they represent.
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.
Latino characters have traditionally been underrepresented in mainstream comics. But Spider-Man’s backstory makes him the perfect superhero to be recast as a minority.
Brinkmanship means coming to the edge of potential default on the US debt ceiling. Are lawmakers negotiating the debt limit representing the wishes and interests of their voters?
Despite calls to boycott the game by trans activists, the game has proved wildly popular – particularly among Black gamers.
A loud chorus of Democrats – and some Republicans, too – has for years claimed gerrymandering is costing their party seats in Congress. Is it true?
Research suggests that women may be underrepresented in politics because parties act as gatekeepers and tend to choose men over women as candidates.
Performing at the coronation of King Charles III will be just one of many firsts for the activist soprano.
Disability representation in books is an important part of diversity and inclusion.
Through the choice of images in publications, women and children of colour in low and middle income countries were treated with less dignity and respect than those in high income countries.
These literary works ask readers to rethink the histories of these half-human sea creatures and their role in society today.
After the first ‘Black Panther’ shattered box office expectations, some critics wondered if it marked the dawn of a new era of big-budget Black films.
A study offers evidence that marine biology’s biggest stage is broken, and suggests ways to fix it.
Since 1913, the number of seats in the House has remained constant even though the nation’s population has more than tripled.
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?
Sensitivity readers are increasingly employed before a book is published, if the author is writing about cultures outside their lived experience. But what exactly do sensitivity readers do?
An expert on preferential voting rates the Australian voting system on 4 key measures.
Students with disabilities do better when they remain in general education classes, but systemic bias often leads them to be placed in separate classrooms, a special education researcher writes.
The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.