Wednesday 28 June 2017 11:30AM [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mld_20170628.mp3"][/audio]   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="340"] IMAGE: IN A PERFECT WORLD, IS IMPERFECTABILITY CRUCIAL? (GETTY IMAGES/MONTY RAKUSEN)[/caption] This week on The Minefield, we’re concluding our month-long focus on some of the more systemic moral problems that hold us all in their grip –...

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,...

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...

Where do we place the victory of President-elect Donald Trump in terms of global politics? Recently we've seen the success of UK conservatives with the Brexit vote, electoral gains for right-wing parties in Europe, and the election of Philippines strongman President Rodrigo Duterte. John Keane, Professor of...

Co-hosted by the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs and SDN Since the collapse of socialism, the New Member States (NMS) of the European Union have performed much better in socio-economic terms than other transition economies. However, the NMS were not a homogenous group of countries. Some...

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