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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.


Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?

Shawn Murphy | 02 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, franchise, Scotland, teenagers
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?


Will Salafism blight the Arab Spring?

Kamran Bokhari | 04 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Islam, Salafism
An austere and aloof movement within Islam could derail democratic gains.


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