We’re witnessing the rise of populist leaders around the globe. John Keane, Professor of Politics and co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), explains why we need something more radically democratic to turn this around. Populism is everywhere on the rise. Why is this...

David M. Pritchard, Antichthon, 50 (2016) 50-69 DOI:10.1017/ann.2016.5 Sport and Democracy in Classical Athens* ABSTRACT This article addresses the neglected problem of elite sport in classicalAthens. Democracy may have opened up politics to every citizen, but it had no impact on sporting participation. Athenian sportsmen continued to be drawn from the elite....

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Just weeks after...

Shannon Brincat, Griffith University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. After his unexpected election win, the immediate question...

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 Paci c region, SDN stands for the bold rethinking and...

David M. Pritchard 2018 (under contract), ‘Naval matters in old comedy’, in Athenian Democracy at War. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press). NAVAL MATTERS IN OLD COMEDY 1. Introduction The depiction of sailors in old comedy was mainly positive. On stage Aristophanes valued sailors as highly as hoplites. He depicted...

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