Some (depressing) examples of how international media fell into the post-truth vortex when covering Italy's referendum. IMAGE: Matteo Renzi, ex-Italian Prime Minister. Wikimedia. Public domain. By Benedetta Brevini Recent weeks have seen an increasing global media panic centred around the Italian Referendum vote. The main argument, spread with great...

Thursday 17 November 2016 8:05PM (view full episode) Across Europe, the US and Asia right-wing political parties have created what Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, termed "galloping populism." Movements like the Sweden Democrats, the National Front in France, the Party for Freedom in the...

John Keane, University of Sydney There’s a widespread belief that actually existing democracies are in the grip of a fast-paced world dominated by breaking news and all things instant. The following contribution sets out to question this belief. It takes readers on a time journey. It...

Stephenie Andal, University of Sydney 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. On the eve of Hong Kong’s return...

Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science and Clemencia Rodriguez, Temple 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...

Wolfgang Merkel, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) 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. Asked whom he would...

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