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...

Speaker: Dr Dmytro Khutkyy, Fulbright Visiting Researcher, University of California-Riverside, USA Q & A In May 2014, military conflict broke out in Ukraine. The conflict unfolded after changes in political rule in Kiev in February 2014, the accompanying EuroMaidan violence, and the subsequent annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. Current death toll estimates range...

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...

By Jonathan Bogais As the November 2015 elections approach, Myanmar’s politics have reached a critical juncture. It is a moment in the nation’s complex history during which patterns of interaction between individuals, groups, organizations, and authorities are set to unravel and place institutional arrangements on trajectories...

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