Michael West, University of Sydney Nowhere is the impotence of politicians and regulators more costly than in their failure to stand up to multinational corporations dodging tax. The Tax Office now publishes an annual list of Australia’s 1,900 largest companies, which shows their revenue,...

Michael West, University of Sydney Confounding the familiar government narrative of reckless spending binges by Labor, the Coalition actually has the record of greater profligacy when it comes to showering billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money on external consultants. When John Howard became prime minister, he axed...

John Keane, University of Sydney We live in darkening times, so it’s time for some dark humour. Inspired by the antics of a Big Man with a Big Mouth, think just for a moment about the important subject of how democracies treat their elected leaders. When they...

We’re witnessing the rise of populist leaders around the globe. John Keane, Professor of Politics and co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), explains why we need something more radically democratic to turn this around. Populism is everywhere on the rise. Why is this...

David M. Pritchard, Antichthon, 50 (2016) 50-69 DOI:10.1017/ann.2016.5 Sport and Democracy in Classical Athens* ABSTRACT This article addresses the neglected problem of elite sport in classicalAthens. Democracy may have opened up politics to every citizen, but it had no impact on sporting participation. Athenian sportsmen continued to be drawn from the elite....

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science 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. Just weeks after...

Shannon Brincat, Griffith 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. After his unexpected election win, the immediate question...

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