democracy


Convicted felons are citizens too

Rebecca Gould | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, felon voting rights, rehabilitation
But 5.4 million Americans are currently barred from voting due to a felon conviction, with severe consequences for their rehabilitation and the democratic process.


Tales of two men in red

Pedro Jose Izquierdo | 13 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, democracy, Venezuela
Hugo Chávez and an outspoken cardinal are feuding over the future of democracy in Venezuela.


Fatal attraction: democracy and the welfare state

Samuel Gregg | 22 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, economics, Global Financial Crisis, welfare state
Expansive and expensive welfare programs have brought European social democracies to the verge of catastrophe. Will democracy hamper economic reform?


Is Israel’s democratic ethos threatened from within?

Joel Schalit and Keith Kahn-Harris | 15 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Israel
Many voices warn that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is corroding the country’s democracy.


Sorrow and anger at Poland’s tragedy

Adam Chmielewski and Denis Dutton | 14 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Poland, Russia
The air-crash which decapitated Poland’s state elite may owe something to reckless behaviour, official negligence - and the flaws of modern democracy itself.


After the quake, Chile shows its strengths

Pedro Dutour | 04 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chile, democracy, resilience
In Latin American terms, it couldn't have happened to a better country.


Read-only: iPad as a consumer device

Marcus Gilroy-Ware | 03 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, democracy, iPad
The iPad could have played a major part in the shift towards a more democratised, read-write culture. But it hasn’t happened: why not?


The brave new world of Chinese power

Andy Yee | 08 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: authoritarianism, China, democracy
Is there a good response to China's "resilient capitalist authoritarianism"?


C-SPAN wants open hearings

Sheila Liaugminas | 06 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: democracy, health care reform
After he promised openness, the most critical negotiations on Obama’s health plan have taken place behind closed doors, as Republicans repeatedly point out.


People power

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: democracy, European Union
Does the battle to define and defend longstanding social policies just seem to be more engaged and critical right now, or is it really heating up?


Is youth a danger to democracy?

Michael Cook | 11 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: democracy, security, youth bulge
Democracy is a romantic notion; youth are romantic; QED, youth must be democratic. Not so, say some demographers. Richard Cincotta, a consultant in US intelligence and defence, will be explaining his theory about the "youth bulge" in developing countries on PRB Discuss Online tomorrow evening. Could be something to check out.


It wasn’t the cause that changed

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 October 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: democracy, Honduras
It’s the politics of Honduras, the region, and powerful leaders like the US president.


Towards a democracy of hope

Cardinal George Pell | 17 December 2004 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, democracy, George Pell, Islam
Cardinal George Pell has won the respect of the media with his straightforward manner and the strength of his intellect. Here he talks about Islam, Christianity and democracy.


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