Tag Archive for: "democracy"
Israel chooses identity over democracy

Israel’s new ‘nation-state law’ asserts that ‘the right [to exercise] national self-determination’ in the country is ‘unique to the Jewish people’, sets Hebrew as the country’s official language, and establishes ‘Jewish settlement as a national …

Will Abe’s agenda affect Japan?

On 20 September, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to win an overwhelming victory over long-time rival Shigeru Ishiba in his bid for a third three-year term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic …

Australian bananas: the view from New Zealand

If Australia weren’t so important to New Zealand, New Zealanders could relish the farce masquerading as politics in Canberra. Australians used to denigrate New Zealand’s post-1993 proportional voting system. But Helen Clark got nine years …

An end to Australia’s democratic pantomime?

What explains Australia’s bizarre leadership churn? No prime minister has served a full term since 2007, with five different faces becoming prime minister in the last five years: Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull—and now, …