Political culture

Audio interview

17 Oct 2018

The latest Australian Values Study from ANU and the Social Research Centre suggests younger Australians may be more willing to flirt with authoritarianism than prior generations. Study co-author, Jill Sheppard, speaks with Linda Mottram.

Research report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Research report

23 Sep 2018

Powerful and well-resourced business groups, unions and not-for-profits are influencing policy in Australia to serve their interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. Stronger checks and balances on policy influence are needed, to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer.

Commentary

21 Sep 2018

Are the old days of majority government coming to an end?

Research report

18 Sep 2018

This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.

Commentary

11 Sep 2018

With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.

Audio presentation

28 Aug 2018

If citizens have open access to data and can shape policy will they have more faith in government and the law?

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s first stint as Liberal leader wounded him, with ultimately fatal results. Another change of leader is likely to do the same to this government.

Commentary

22 Aug 2018

The crushing contemporary verdict on Turnbull is that he has no core set of beliefs from which to dissemble: just an emptiness that only the prestige of the prime ministership can fulfil.

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018

Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States. This paper argues that Australia should focus on potential partnerships and common areas of concern with US states, rather than simply relying on diplomatic engagement with the White House.

Research report

26 Jul 2018

This publication is an edited transcript featuring the remarks made by John Howard at the launch of The Centre for Independent Studies’ Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program on 10 July 2018.

Commentary

19 Jul 2018

Tony Abbott is an unwelcome presence — for the government at least — amid the tangle of by-elections on 28 July, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.

Commentary

3 Jul 2018

It’s a battle to get noticed by Australia’s small group of Trumpian voters, but David Leyonhjelm might have worked out how, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

2 Jul 2018

Have Australian conservatives lost sight of the core features of their own philosophy?

Commentary

25 Jun 2018

In his first full national interview since taking his seat in the Senate, the low-key independent talks about Asia, the Uluru Statement and the unemployed — and why he still opposes the government’s company tax cuts.

Policy report

20 Jun 2018

The polling undertaken for this publication highlights Australian Millennials’ views of socialism and how these shape their attitudes towards the economy, capitalism and the role of government in society.

Research report

7 Jun 2018

This paper argues that arresting experts attempting to resolve a water crisis threatening the survival of the Iranian people is demonstrable of the fact that the regime in Tehran is not interested in such endeavours.

Research report

6 Jun 2018

This inquiry focused upon the level of influence that political donations exert over the public policy decisions of political parties, Members of Parliament and government administration.

Research report

How the Lobbying Act is affecting charity and voluntary sector campaigning in the UK
5 Jun 2018

This research set out to find out whether the Lobbying Act is directly affecting charity and voluntary organisations’ ability to campaign. The evidence found that it is.

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