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This category has rather long title in order to be able to include some articles on political culture that do not fit elsewhere. Primarily, however, the articles are about political parties and takes a broad definition of elections to include issues such as election commitments, polling, preselections and advertising.

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Election day arrives and the stakes are high, not just for the US but the world

Kumuda Simpson writes in The Conversation (9.11.16) about how the differences between the two US Presidential candidates on key policies a... More »

The blight on our media (and it’s not 18C)

Vincent O'Donnell writes in The Conversation (7.11.16) about how a highly and increasingly polarised media landscape, be it to the left or... More »

The risk of reading too much into the rise of Donald Trump

Zim Nwokora writes in The Conversation (4.11.16) about how, despite most analysis focusing on the rise of Donald Trump as the result of wi... More »

We the People: the charms and contradictions of populism

As part of a special series of articles, John Keane and others write in The Conversation (2.11.16) about the rise of populism, and its imp... More »

Malcolm Turnbull not helped by LNP's fibbers, babblers and the simply deluded

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (30.10.16) on the Prime Minister's recent appearance in Queensland, amid continuing conjectur... More »

Robert Manne: How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers

Robert Manne writes in The Conversation (26.10.16) about the absolutism embedded in an Australian immigration culture of control, in ... More »

Pauline Hanson rise won't hurt Qld Labor: Premier

The Brisbane Times reports (17.10.16) on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's response to a recent Newspoll which shows electoral support for t... More »

Asset sales did not bring the end of the Newman LNP government

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (16.10.16) on recent admissions by former Premier Campbell Newman of the mistakes his governm... More »

Distrust in government, banking industry needs urgent attention for sake of economy

Ian Verrender comments on the ABC's website (10.10.16) that, in light of the UK's Brexit vote earlier this year, and with Donald Trump's continuing... More »

Hold on to your seats, Queensland, before One Nation takes them

Madonna King comments in the Brisbane Times (5.10.16) on the likelihood that the One Nation Party will play an influential role in the nex... More »

Party over? Reforming Australian political finance

In John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations (6.10.16), Graeme Orr writes:

'After decades of halting debate, the momentum for politica... More »

Is protectionism a ‘siren song’ to the poor or to the wealthy?

Jolanda Jetten and TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Frank Mols, write in The Conversation (4.10.16) about the increasing calls in ma... More »

Queensland foster care 'not in crisis' says Minister, Government urged to avoid 'piecemeal' reform

The ABC's Casey Briggs and Sharnie Kim report (26.9.16) on calls for reform of Queensland's foster care system, in the wake of the murder case invo... More »

Why Australians should say ‘Yes’ to the same-sex marriage plebiscite

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Graeme Orr, writes in The Conversation (15.9.16) about the federal government's proposed plebiscite... More »

Rob Katter pushes to split Queensland into two states

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (15.9.16) on the latest moves in the state Parliament from the Katter's Australian Party to progress the idea of se... More »

Plebiscite looks set to fail, but the push for same-sex marriage will not

Dennis Altman writes in The Conversation (13.9.16) about the uncertainty surrounding the federal government's proposed national plebiscite... More »

Free speech and the media are too often in a marriage of convenience

Denis Muller writes in The Conversation (12.9.16) about the highly contested issue of freedom of speech, arguing that the efforts of some ... More »

Politics in the digital age – democratisation or dysfunction?

Brian McNair comments in the Brisbane Times (9.9.16) on the influence that the media, and in particular digital and social media, have upo... More »

Anthony Albanese and the art of political arithmetic

Jane Goodall writes in Inside Story (9.9.16) about the release of the biography of federal Labor MP, Anthony Albanese. The article's autho... More »

Political donations would fall 90% if unions and businesses were banned

Fergus Hunter and Matthew Knott report in the Brisbane Times (6.9.16) on the implications of proposed changes to Australia's political don... More »

In search of the “sensible centre”

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (2.9.16) about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's desire to govern from the political 'centre', despit... More »

Face the facts: populism is here to stay

Benjamin Moffitt writes in The Conversation (29.8.16) about the global rise of populist politics. The author argues that, while once ... More »

Why did they stop teaching political history?

In an opinion piece in The New York Times (29.8.16) Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood rue the decline of political history cou... More »

Australia should look overseas for ideas to increase its number of women MPs

In an article in The Conversation (25.8.16), Marian Sawer examines Australia's decline in the representation of women in the national... More »

Australia needs to lead again on democratic innovation

Mark Triffitt writes in The Conversation (26.8.16) about some of the implications for our democratic system from the 2016 federal election... More »


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