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,...

SDN Associate Jonathan Bogais, adjunct associate professor at University of Sydney, discusses the significance of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Chinese leaders. IMAGE: Sakharov Prize award to Aung San Suu Kyi by Martin Schulz at the European Parliament in Strasbourg October 22, 2013...

By John Keane, University of Sydney ‘Whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must be silent’, wrote the young Ludwig Wittgenstein in his Tractatus (1921). The words are now famous, but in matters of politics the elegant last-sentence formula of his key early work must be doubted, and...

By Graham Murdock, Loughborough 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. In 1085, almost two decades had passed since...

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