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3rd May 21, 8:30am
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
5th Apr 21, 9:24am
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Thitinan Pongsudhirak shows how the recent military takeover in Myanmar could undermine ASEAN - and weaken regional stability more broadly, to China's advantage
Thitinan Pongsudhirak shows how the recent military takeover in Myanmar could undermine ASEAN - and weaken regional stability more broadly, to China's advantage
5th Apr 21, 9:24am
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
1st Feb 21, 10:02am
Economist Brian Easton notes that each of us is in a minority of one, protected by the principles of liberal democracy, but with the danger of backsliding. Protecting this social contract is important
Economist Brian Easton notes that each of us is in a minority of one, protected by the principles of liberal democracy, but with the danger of backsliding. Protecting this social contract is important
1st Feb 21, 10:02am
21st Jan 21, 12:28pm
Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
Stephen Roach interrogates the distinction between US-style cyber-libertarianism and Chinese-style digital surveillance
21st Jan 21, 12:28pm
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
Even as Trump’s violent mob laid siege to the US Capitol, he repeated the Big Lie that the election was stolen. David Cay Johnston says the justification for removal now is overwhelming
8th Jan 21, 10:30am
7th Jan 21, 9:03am
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Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
Koichi Hamada argues that positive persuasion is the key to closing America's cognitive divide
7th Jan 21, 9:03am
24th Dec 20, 9:20am
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Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared
Eric Posner shows why the outgoing US president could not pose as grave a threat to liberal democracy as many had feared
24th Dec 20, 9:20am
8th Dec 20, 8:50am
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Eric Posner argues that the past four years of norm-breaking have strengthened, not weakened, democratic institutions
Eric Posner argues that the past four years of norm-breaking have strengthened, not weakened, democratic institutions
8th Dec 20, 8:50am
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
Arguments about regenerative agriculture illustrate the challenges of creating informed debate. More generally, democracies depend on voters understanding complex issues
3rd Dec 20, 8:01am
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
19th Jul 20, 9:55am
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Angus Deaton traces the US's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate
Angus Deaton traces the US's failure to manage the COVID-19 pandemic to the 1787 compromise that created the Senate
19th Jul 20, 9:55am
16th May 20, 4:10pm
A conservative British think tank says we face a grave threat from China and it is time to decouple. They review the exposures built up by the Five Eyes members and find New Zealand especially vulnerable
A conservative British think tank says we face a grave threat from China and it is time to decouple. They review the exposures built up by the Five Eyes members and find New Zealand especially vulnerable
16th May 20, 4:10pm
13th Feb 20, 12:39pm
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George Soros worries that the pursuit of business is threatening the values on which the European Union was founded
George Soros worries that the pursuit of business is threatening the values on which the European Union was founded
13th Feb 20, 12:39pm
30th Nov 19, 10:57am
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East Asia has a long tradition of forward-thinking policymaking. At a time of serious economic, political, and social challenges, the region must uphold that tradition – or Latin America’s tumultuous present may be its future
East Asia has a long tradition of forward-thinking policymaking. At a time of serious economic, political, and social challenges, the region must uphold that tradition – or Latin America’s tumultuous present may be its future
30th Nov 19, 10:57am
18th Nov 19, 9:31am
Chris Trotter puts Simon Bridges' claim that a dominant state-owned broadcaster would be a threat to New Zealand democracy in a historical context and finds it doesn't stack up
Chris Trotter puts Simon Bridges' claim that a dominant state-owned broadcaster would be a threat to New Zealand democracy in a historical context and finds it doesn't stack up
18th Nov 19, 9:31am
30th Oct 19, 4:39pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
30th Oct 19, 4:39pm
10th Oct 19, 4:32pm
AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
10th Oct 19, 4:32pm
8th Oct 19, 2:40pm
Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
8th Oct 19, 2:40pm
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6th Aug 19, 8:15pm
Government rebukes China on reports of Chinese officials pressuring AUT to scrap a Tiananmen Square commemoration and condemning Hong Kong democracy protestors at Auckland University
[Updated]
Government rebukes China on reports of Chinese officials pressuring AUT to scrap a Tiananmen Square commemoration and condemning Hong Kong democracy protestors at Auckland University
6th Aug 19, 8:15pm
1st Aug 19, 6:29am
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Despite the damage populists have done in the West, Asian voters are increasingly falling for the likes of India’s Modi, Indonesia’s Widodo, and the Philippines’ Duterte. How can responsible Asian leaders win?
Despite the damage populists have done in the West, Asian voters are increasingly falling for the likes of India’s Modi, Indonesia’s Widodo, and the Philippines’ Duterte. How can responsible Asian leaders win?
1st Aug 19, 6:29am
20th Jul 19, 11:00am
Ex-Auckland City Mayor John Banks says he may run in this year's mayoral election as the cut-off date for local body candidates fast approaches
Ex-Auckland City Mayor John Banks says he may run in this year's mayoral election as the cut-off date for local body candidates fast approaches
20th Jul 19, 11:00am
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
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The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
The United States has the resources to create a better capitalist system, and it is clear which policies can improve wellbeing. But the country needs to elect a president and Congress that can build this system
14th Jul 19, 10:49am
3rd Jun 19, 9:26am
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A populist message of "us vs. them" might seem less effective than a message of "all of us together," given that elections are won with broad coalitions. But with widespread alienation and distrust, the motivations are different
A populist message of "us vs. them" might seem less effective than a message of "all of us together," given that elections are won with broad coalitions. But with widespread alienation and distrust, the motivations are different
3rd Jun 19, 9:26am
23rd May 19, 3:48pm
Local Government New Zealand's campaign to increase voter turnout garners support
Local Government New Zealand's campaign to increase voter turnout garners support
23rd May 19, 3:48pm

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