Sandra Field, Yale-NUS College 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. Is there something about the deep logic of...

Aim Sinpeng, 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. The digital divide in Australia is narrowing...

By Alana Mann 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. Calls for food democracy, which date back to the...

By Emma Jane WARNING: This article contains graphic language of a violent sexual nature. Have you noticed that variations on the phrase “as a woman online” are kick-starting more and more conversations in the cybersphere? A recent example involves the writer Alex Blank Millard. Millard conducted a Twitter...

This is part of #DemocracyFutures lunchtime seminars. Speaker: Ariadne Vromen (University of Sydney) Contemporary research on young people and politics routinely portrays their political engagement as: individualised not collectivist; issues but not ideology driven; and postmaterialist instead of materialist. This shift towards ‘lifestyle politics’, often characterised as...

Time: Wednesday 18 March 2015, 12:30-2:00pm Speaker: Dr Aim Sinpeng, University of Sydney This is part of the #DemocracyFutures Seminars. There is a normative assumption that democracies support open Internet. Democracies, by definition, would require a certain level of freedom of expression. Online freedom is assumed as a...

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