MONITORING DEMOCRACY PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE TO TWO PARTIES’ OLIGOPOLY AND VOTERS’ INDIFFERENCE The South Korean government’s move to publish state-authored textbooks mimics tactics used by countries that attempt to control public memory of the past following their transition from dictatorships to democracies, a leading political theorist said. John...

SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais, talks to Cambodian government spokesman Mr Phay Siphan live on Channel News Asia’s “Between the Lines” as Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis. Cambodia’s emergent democracy is at a critical juncture.  The government faces a backlash...

Myanmar’s controversial race and religion laws could be a trigger for a revolt against the country’s newly elected government, warns JONATHAN BOGAIS. Speaking at his Masoe-yin monastery quarters in Mandalay about the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) victory in the historic Myanmar elections, U Wirathu, the...

Sandra Field, Yale-NUS College 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. Political protesters often don’t play by the rules....

This is part of the Festival of Democracy, 16 October 2015 Speakers: Francisco Jurado Gilabert and Professor Simon Tormey On the 15th May 2011  Spain was convulsed by one of the most extraordinary popular uprisings in the history of any advanced democratic society. Up to 8 million Spanish...

By Chris McCall A new law potentially threatens health workers with jail if they reveal too much about what really goes on inside Australia’s immigration detention centres. Chris McCall reports. Nurse Marianne Evers lasted 3 weeks when she went to work in the Pacifi c island nation...

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney enjoys an international linkage with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre. In addition to the mutual transfer of scientific materials and publications, the institutions work together in collaborative teaching, training, research...

John Keane, University of Sydney The Paris carnage makes clear that the so-called 'war on terror' doesn't work Eddie Mulholland “War in the heart of Paris” screams the headline of Le Figaro. Scenes of carnage, troops on the streets, politicians speaking, sirens in the background, terrified people in...

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