Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds 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. When cultural practices and performances become obsolete,...

By Jonathan Bogais Facing challenges on many fronts, the first priority for Myanmar’s new government is to curb the country’s systemic violence While seemingly dissimilar in every respect, Myanmar and the Middle East have arrived at an eerily similar ‘historical moment’ in their political trajectories. Both find...

By Adele Webb PHOTO: Rodrigo Duterte presents a contrast to the country's traditional political establishment. (AFP: Noel Celis) The Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte may be bold, brash and "Trump-like" but he also offers an alternative to the old politics that have left many disaffected. Time will tell...

By Professor John Keane José ‘Pepe’ Mujica may not be a household name beyond the pampas and ocean shores of Uruguay, but his thoughts on power, politics and sobriety, captured in the remarkable video that follows, surely are of special relevance for politicians and citizens everywhere. Mujica...

By Mark Chou, Author, Associate Professor Australian Catholic University, Melbourne MELBOURNE, Australia — With the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions a little under three months away, the spectacle of the presidential primaries gathers steam with each passing day. But while commentators are busy asking the big questions...

Chantal Mouffe, University of Westminster 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. We are witnessing a crisis of representative...

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