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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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Bob Dylan asked these questions decades ago, and 'populism' is not the answer

Ian Verrender comments on the ABC's website (21.11.16) about why today's crop of political leaders and analysts can't seem to fathom what the probl... More »

How social media undermines transitions to democracy

Donald Trump is a master of the use of Twitter. This analysis by Sean Aday and Deen Freelon on the impact of social media during Egypt's attem... More »

Raimond Gaita on Donald Trumpís America: a cloud cuckoo land devoid of fact, evidence and argument

Raymond Gaita writes in The Conversation (15.11.16) about the lows that the Trump campaign descended to during the US Presidential electio... More »

As the world pushes for a ban on nuclear weapons, Australia votes to stay on the wrong side of history

Tilman Ruff writes in The Conversation (16.11.16) about a likely resolution of the United Nations to ban the production of nuclear weapons... More »

Reasons to be cheerful: Trump, globalisation and Australia

In Australian Policy Online, Tim Conley writes (15.11.16):

'While those on the centre-left are wringing their hands and tensely ru... More »

Trumpism could be a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism

Professor Robert Skidelsky writes in The Guardian (15.11.16) that there is Keynesian merit in Trump’s policies which challenge the n... More »

Reasons for hope after the Trump election

In Inside Story (15.11.16), John Quiggin considers the future after the Trump election:

'In the longer term, though, the... More »

Trump and Brexit, symptoms of the ever-increasing divide between the 'haves' and 'have nots'

John Birmingham discusses the Trump/Brexit phenomenon in the Brisbane Times (15.11.16):

'Open markets have generated staggering... More »

Shorten on Trump's anti-globalisation agenda

Josh Gordon reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.11.16) on a speech by Bill Shorten:

'Shorten last week came under fire f... More »

Secession re-emerges as a north Queensland issue

An AAP report, reproduced in The Guardian (12.11.16), suggests that 'North Queensland could become its own state under plans from a p... More »

Can Australia avoid a Brexit/Trump voter backlash?

'Political alienation is relatively muted here because we have a system that leaves fewer people behind – and we must hold onto it', writes L... More »

Queensland Cabinet reshuffle

On 11 November 2016, the Premier announced a minor reshuffle of her Cabinet following the resignation of the Minister for Agriculture, Leanne Donal... More »

Two sites worth following

Follow Griffith University's Machinery of Government blog. Independent analysis by Australia’s best political scientists and policy rese... More »

Why the future is workless

'Academics and the business community predict that in the next 15 years, masses of jobs will become automated. But rather than be worried about a j... More »

Whatís in store for Asia under President Trump

Nick Bisley writes in The Conversation (10.11.16) about the uncertain implications of a Trump Presidency for the Asian region, and (by ass... More »

What Trumpís win means for the rest of the world

In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning and unpredicted victory in the 2016 US Presidential election, which defied nearly all pollsters' and pundits... More »

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 itís 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 »

 
 

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