Democracy Decline and Renewal

Opinion: Australia needs to lead again on democratic innovation, The Conversation, August 26, 2016

Opinion: Voters were doubly disillusioned

The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times,  July 5 , 2016 Pearls and Irritations, July 6, 2016

Opinion: What’s next for political stability

Pursuit, Election Watch, July 3, 2016

News Article: Australia facing its own Brexit moment, Australian Associated Press, June 29, 2016

Opinion: Generations: Why you should all give a damn

The Sunday Age, June 11, 2016

Feature Article: Political animals: the primal heart of democracy

Meanjin, Winter Edition, June 2016

Opinion: Why leadership merry-go-around won’t stop

Pursuit, Election Watch, June 7, 2016

Opinion: Vote Compass: Why so many Australians are looking for direction

The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), May 16, 2016

Opinion: The rise of barricade democracy

The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, March 14, 2016

Opinion: The outsider who is Hillary Clinton’s biggest threat

Pursuit, Feburary 1, 2016, Herald Sun, February 19, 2016

Opinion: US democracy trumps all as a dysfunctional disgrace

The Conversation, New Zealand Herald,  January 15, 2016

Conference Paper: Why special interests are no longer ‘special’: The functional case for limiting the influence of lobby groups in democratic systems

Paper given to the ‘Democracy in Transition’ conference, University of Melbourne, December 7 2015

Opinion: Entitlements scandal is a sign of political rot

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, August 13 2015

Opinion: Why politics today can’t give us the heroes we need

The Conversation, August 11 2015

Opinion: Time is ripe for democracy renewal

The Voice, Vol .11, No. 7,  July 2015

Opinion: Sick of politicians telling lies? Make it illegal

The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, July 2, 2015

Opinion: Hidden crisis of liberal democracy creates climate change paralysis

The Conversation, April 22 2015

Opinion: Don’t blame micro-parties or the Senate – update an archaic system

The Conversation, The Business Spectator, February 23 2015

Opinion: How are leaders have lost their way

The Age, The Canberra Times 9 February 2015

Book Review: Pear-shaped politics – democratic promise and dysfunction: Review of Political Order and Political Decay by Francis Fukuyama

Australian Book Review, Issue 368 January 2015

Opinion: Can democracy be salvaged for the 21st century?

The Voice, Vol. 10 No.10 October 13 – November 9 2014

Opinion: Are we seeing the death of the two-party system?

The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, 29 August 2014

Opinion: Why spin trumps policy – until we build a new system of substance

The Conversation, July 28 2014,

Conference Paper: Why spins trumps substance: Perception management as a systemic response to liberal democracy’s decline

Paper Presented to the Australia – New Zealand Workshop on Campaign Management and Political Marketing, University of Sydney, 17 July 2014

Opinion: Why China won’t — and shouldn’t — become a liberal democracy

Crikey, 10 December 2013

Conference Paper: China in an Age of Radical Modernity: Why the world’s most populous country won’t become liberal

Paper given to the ‘Public Policy in the Asian Century’ conference, University of Melbourne, December 8 2013

News Feature: Review the body politic – Feature interview in The Zone on democracy’s current problems and potential solutions

The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 2013