Be realistic – demand the impossible: the legacy of 1968 Simon Tormey, University of Sydney This article is the first of the Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions series, curated by Democracy Futures as a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The project aims to...

Camille Bedock, Université Libre de Bruxelles; James K. Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Patricia Roberts-Miller, University of Texas at Austin; Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School; Sor-hoon Tan, National University of Singapore, and Xavier Marquez, Victoria University of Wellington These comments on the global...

Alice el-Wakil, University of Zürich; Anna Szolucha, Polish Academy of Sciences; David A. Teegarden, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; Graham Smith, University of Westminster; Nancy L. Rosenblum, Harvard University; Peter Wilkin, Brunel University London, and Ryusaku Yamada, Soka University These comments...

Lecture within the WZB public event series “Achtung: Demokratie”, held on January 17, 2018 at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center There are many signs that we have entered a ‘post-truth’ era defined by the burial of ‘objective facts’ thanks to a public avalanche of ‘appeals...

Launched in 2014, Sydney Democracy Network is an association of researchers, policy makers and citizens actively concerned with the future of democracy. Based at the University of Sydney, with a strong focus on the Asia Pacific region, SDN stands for the bold rethinking and practical...

By Fei Haiting, Beijing University If we define populism as the presumption that ‘the people’ are the only and true source of legitimacy then Vladimir Putin is not a populist. After all, he values expertise and he speaks of the need for a well-organised civil society....

Carolien van Ham, UNSW; Lisa Hill, University of Adelaide, and Louise Chappell, UNSW This article is part of the Democracy Futures project, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing...

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