Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess. Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford It is official now. The United Kingdom has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and will leave the European Union....

Tezcan Gumus, Deakin University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Turkish...

Michael West Public trust in the independence of the major audit firms to manage their conflicts of interest is once again in the spotlight thanks to a class action lawsuit against vocational training group Vocation Ltd and its auditor PwC. Once a darling of the share market,...

Democracy Futures seminar series Listen to the podcast [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/post-truh-JohnKeane.mp3"][/audio] We live in a revolutionary age of communicative abundance. New information platforms, robust muckraking and cross-border publics are among the exciting trends of our time. Yet this seminar shows why the unfinished revolution is dogged by decadent counter-trends,...

Michael West, University of Sydney Hammurabi nailed it back in 1772 BC when he declared: “The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.” When it came to common sense, the sixth king of Babylon was an “early adopter”, earlier than say...

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