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Is more blasphemy the best response?

Michael Cook | 08 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, democracy, Enlightenment, terrorist
Awful as the Paris massacre is, does it really mean that we ought to blaspheme more?

Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back

Jeffrey Alexander | 21 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, internet, journalism
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.

Appeals judge to gay rights advocates: why use the courts?

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 August 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: courts, democracy, same-sex marriage

Why we should keep the cult of youth out of politics

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 06 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, politics, youth
Only someone at home with the humdrum of life is qualified for political activity.

Eurosceptics and family values

Peter Smith | 02 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, European Parliament, family values
What does the new European parliament augur for human dignity and the family?

Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, embryonic stem cell research, European Union
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.

Is climate change a threat to democracy?

Michael Cook | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, democracy, environment
Two recent proposals suggest that the Ivory Tower has lost faith in the wisdom of democracy.

Democracy is broke. Here’s how to fix it

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, family, The Economist, virtue
People are dying in the name of democracy while others are disenchanted. What has gone wrong?

Democracy in times of crisis

John Keane | 26 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, democracy
Without strong leaders democracies can only muddle through.

Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe

Sophia Kuby | 09 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, Estrela report, European Parliament
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.

Why do we bother to vote?

John Armstrong | 06 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, democracy, politics
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.

“I am worried about the future,” says Egyptian analyst

Mirette Mabrouk | 16 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt cannot survive without political reconciliation, but the possibility of this is looking increasingly remote.

Egypt on the brink

Mirette Mabrouk | 05 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Egypt
Has democracy been saved from a democratically-elected government? No one knows, says an Egyptian analyst.

Ageing Matilda and the threat to democracy

Luke Kemp | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, democracy, intergenerational equity
A young Australian argues that youth interests need protection against an emerging gerontocracy.

Will Malaysia’s elections bring an Asian Spring?

Tim Lee | 19 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Malaysia
Citizens are weary of the politics of patronage, giving the opposition a fighting chance to win.

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