Listen in: #DemocracyFutures lunchtime seminar Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today presented by Dr David Pritchard on 3 June 2015. About the talk This SDN Democracy Futures seminar analyses public spending in ancient democratic Athens. Ancient historians debate whether this famous democracy spent more on religion or...

This is part of #DemocracyFutures lunchtime seminars. Speaker: Ariadne Vromen (University of Sydney) Contemporary research on young people and politics routinely portrays their political engagement as: individualised not collectivist; issues but not ideology driven; and postmaterialist instead of materialist. This shift towards ‘lifestyle politics’, often characterised as...

By John Keane, University of Sydney The following notes on the future of democratic representation were inspired by Simon Tormey’s The end of representative politics (2015), launched at a Gleebooks event organised by the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), May 15th 2015. Whatever is happening in the field of...

[buzzsprout episode='270684' player='true'] Nick Rowley interview with Mark Colvin on ABC PM, 6 May 2015  MARK COLVIN: Politicians in the UK are in the throes of frantic last minute campaigning ahead of a general election in which the polls open tomorrow evening, Australian time. The opinion polls, to...

By Nick Rowley Having worked on election campaigns in the UK and Australia, I can attest that the final days are to be endured. Politicians, staff and journalists are all equally fractious and tired. And if the common metaphor used to be of two bruised prize fighters...

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