Political culture

Report

14 Mar 2019
36

In May 2018 Malaysia underwent its first regime change in its political history. This analysis identifies four key areas that the new administration must deal with in the next twelve months: the Malay Agenda/Bumiputra Policy; the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63); political Islam; and a clear...

Report

28 Feb 2019
20

This publication explains the rationale behind localism and responds to commonly heard objections. It explains how unusual New Zealand's centralism is when compared internationally. New Zealand's councils have limited fiscal autonomy. Their mandate is also much more restricted that local government in other parts of...

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...

Policy report

19 Feb 2019
243

The principles of free market, liberal, democratic capitalism are under assault, argues Emeritus Professor Wolfgang Kasper in this essay.

Report

14 Feb 2019
281

CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview looks back at the economic and political events that shaped 2018, as well as looking ahead to 2019. A new addition for 2019 is an overview of policy and how it relates to economic and political outcomes. Issues are...

Policy report

6 Feb 2019
18

Socialism brings poverty and oppression. The ignorance of so many as to why only a market economy is capable of bringing prosperity and political freedom is a major problem. Too many believe a socialist utopia can be achieved if only the right people took the...

Report

18 Jan 2019
224

This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.

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

9 Jan 2019
13

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

Commentary

7 Dec 2018
19

Despite five prime ministers in five years and policy paralysis in Canberra, Australians don’t want to do away with democracy. They want to save it.

Report

Report No.2
5 Dec 2018
60

We are witnessing a growing trust divide in Australia which has increased in scope and intensity since 2007. The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide a general understanding of how other democracies are seeking to bridge the trust divide. It explores the nature...

Report

Report No.1
5 Dec 2018
456

Over the past four years UC-IGPA and MoAD have conducted a range of quantitative surveys with the Social Research Institute at Ipsos on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. This report updates our findings from 2014 and 2016.

Commentary

25 Nov 2018
15

Federal and state factors interacted yesterday, but not in the way you might think, writes Peter Brent.

Policy

15 Nov 2018
2

Our government should be building a future for all of us, not for their big corporate donors and big business mates. Right now, our political system is stacked in favour of big corporate donors who buy access and outcomes through political donations and powerful lobbying....

Report

14 Nov 2018
14

Fresh thinking about civic engagement does not have to be complex. The best approaches go back to the basics, ask the right questions, and focus on the people.

Commentary

12 Nov 2018
6

Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power.

Survey

The health of American democracy in an era of hyper polarization
24 Oct 2018
41

The 2016 presidential election and the primary cycle of 2018 have been defined in large part by the success of outsider candidates in both parties, raising the question of whether Americans are looking for outsiders because of a deep dissatisfaction with the American establishment.

Commentary

22 Oct 2018
17

Is Barnaby Joyce on the rise again? On the evidence of his memoir, things could get ugly.

Audio interview

17 Oct 2018
7

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.

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018
146

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

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