Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, The University of Queensland The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed government secrets and their sources. On Tuesday, seven … Continue Reading Why the Raids on Australian Media Present a Clear Threat to Democracy
Joanie Willett, University of Exeter Between the chaos of Brexit, the upcoming European elections and the prospect of a general election this year, the local elections on May 2, 2019 … Continue Reading Local Elections: ‘Disaster for Local Democracy’ as Hundreds of Seats Go Uncontested
Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge We owe to the ancient Greeks much, if not most of our own current political vocabulary. All the way from anarchy and democracy to politics … Continue Reading Ancient Greeks Would Not Recognise Our ‘Democracy’ – They’d See an ‘Oligarchy’
Steven Feldstein, Boise State University U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship … Continue Reading How Artificial Intelligence Systems Could Threaten Democracy
By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.
Emily Anhalt, Sarah Lawrence College What makes a good leader? This question confronts us at every election and with every domestic and international policy decision. As a professor of classical … Continue Reading Ancient Greek Wisdom For Today’s Leadership Crisis
Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University The Parthenon is one of the most famous and recognisable buildings in the world. Designed as a testimony to Athenian greatness, visible miles from the Acropolis … Continue Reading Blowing Up The Parthenon: The Power of a Symbol