Political campaigns

Report

12 Mar 2019
3

This paper argues that it is more than likely that the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party , will be returned to office, albeit with a reduced majority.

Report

21 Feb 2019
242

An alarming global trend has surfaced in which states are introducing and using laws to interfere with the right to freedom of association and to hamper the work of civil society organizations and individuals who participate in them. This report shows how this phenomenon is...

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2019
39

This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...

Commentary

16 Jan 2019
15

Spamming in texts or by robo-calls may seem perverse, but it's unlikely to disappear. Here are some things you can expect leading up to the May election, and why they're allowed.

Commentary

9 Jan 2019
13

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Report

1 Jan 2019
5

On May 21st 2019, Malawi will hold its tripartite elections, where voters will vote for the President, Members of Parliament and local Councillors. 2019 will also mark the 25 years of multiparty politics in Malawi since the one-party regime presided by Hastings Kamuzu Banda came...

Report

17 Dec 2018
456

With the benefit of the full data set, this report delivers in-depth analysis of the US 2016 Election interference effort of the expansive Internet Research Agency (IRA) operation.

Report

17 Dec 2018
54

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select...

Guide

20 Sep 2018
772

The advice and information in this toolkit is drawn from the wisdom and experiences of parliamentarians and advocates. This is a collection of practical tips and policy building advice that will help you shape policy for the better.

Report

18 Sep 2018
325

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.

Journal article

31 Aug 2018
50

This case study describes data collection from Twitter, conducted with the intent of capturing conversations following from President Trump’s and others’ use of the #MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hashtag in Twitter posts during the first 100 days of his presidential administration.

Discussion paper

Electoral expenditure, political donations and public funding of political parties and candidates
24 Aug 2018
47

This discussion paper sets out the proposed levels of caps on electoral expenditure and political donations, as well as the introduction of partial public funding of political parties and candidates as recommended by the independent inquiry.

Journal article

23 Aug 2018
45

This article examines the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts on social media—may undermine elections in democracies.

Report

21 Aug 2018
147

To prevent politicisation and preserve pluralism in Australian business, this report proposes that a new clarifying principle should be introduced into the language and practice of corporate governance to overtly qualify existing CSR philosophies – the Community Pluralism Principle.

Report

14 Aug 2018
30

On 1 December 2016 the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory resolved to conduct an Inquiry under section 4A of the Inquiries Act (NT) into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the Northern Territory (‘the Inquiry’).

Commentary

9 Aug 2018
15

Dominic Kelly investigates the false promise of digital democracy.

Report

11 Jul 2018
124

As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.

Report

6 Jun 2018
156

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.

Commentary

23 May 2018
23

Much-anticipated changes to Victoria’s political finance laws favour the big parties and fall short of full transparency.

Article

10 May 2018
21

Despite a decade of relative political stability, Timor-Leste is going to the polls again as a result of fractious relations among the major parties.

Read the full article on the University of Melbourne's Pursuit site.

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