This is part of the SDN Democracy Futures seminar series.   On 21 November 2017, Ukraine will mark the fourth anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution. Almost four years ago people gathered in the main square of Kyiv under the flags of the European Union for democratic values...

During the past year, The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network, a global partnership of researchers, journalists, activists, policymakers and citizens concerned with the future of democracy, have published a lengthy series of scholarly reflections on the causes and consequences of populism. The following remarks aim...

    On 21 September International Day of Peace, SDN and the Australians for War Powers Reform hosted a public forum on War and Democracy: Who Decides? In March 2003 the Howard Government involved Australia in an illegal invasion of Iraq.  The consequences of that war continue to be disastrous for the...

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

  This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859) caused a theological and political sensation by proposing that the diversity of human and non-human life on Earth arose by common descent through branching patterns of evolution. Three generations on, things...

  Co-hosted by Sydney Ideas, the Post-Truth Initiative and the Sydney Democracy Network This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 There are many signs we’ve entered a ‘post-truth’ era defined by the burial of ‘objective facts’ thanks to a public avalanche of ‘appeals to emotion and personal belief’ (OED)....

  This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Tamson Pietsch, Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS, will introduce the screening of this influential [2015] lecture by Bruno Latour, where he calls for the re-imagining of territory and the need for building...

  This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Luke will discuss the cultural and political importance of Indigenous media and the obstacles he’s faced in building up IndigenousX as a viable online platform. His talk explores the challenges of sharing Indigenous knowledge, the highlights of...

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