Authoritarian populists have disrupted politics in many societies, as seen in the U.S. and the UK. This event brings together two leading scholars to discuss their new books and the power of populist authoritarianism. Authoritarian populist parties have gained votes and seats in many countries, and...

by Rose Dlougatch, former Senior Research Associate, Freedom on the Net Image credit: "Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. © Dept. of Defense photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Released." Weakening internet users’ privacy to aid law enforcement would likely do more harm than good. An Australian parliamentary...

Adam Morton, University of Sydney This article is part of the Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions series, curated by Democracy Futuresas a joint global initiative between the Sydney Democracy Network and The Conversation. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the...

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...

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