Originally published on ABC Radio National The Mindfield, 9 July 2015 Democracy was born in Greece out of a struggle against the oppressive conditions imposed by debt slavery. It is thus more than a little ironic that Greece today finds itself locked in a bitter democratic...

By John Keane, University of Sydney Editor’s note: On the occasion of Independence Day, we felt it appropriate to reprint, from our Australian edition, the remarks of University of Sydney political thinker and writer John Keane on why Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America – 180 years...

By John Keane, University of Sydney The Law of the European Union Universiteit Leiden Last week’s visit to Berlin, peppered by many intensely interesting conversations, convinced me of one thing: Europe is beginning to resemble a political madhouse. Jan Zielonka’s brief but brilliant Is the EU Doomed? offers vital...

By Emma Jane WARNING: This article contains graphic language of a violent sexual nature. Have you noticed that variations on the phrase “as a woman online” are kick-starting more and more conversations in the cybersphere? A recent example involves the writer Alex Blank Millard. Millard conducted a Twitter...

On Saturday 6 June 2015, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the China Democracy Forum (Sydney) and the Sydney Democracy Network hosted a day-long forum at the University on The Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong and the Future of China. With opening remarks by Professor Simon Tormey,...

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