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By the People

Look around, or beyond the borders where you live. You’ll probably have noticed that disquiet and disaffection are spreading through the drought fields of democracy. Political parties and legislatures are not exactly in favour. Public disenchantment with politicians and official...

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19 December 2012
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Pirates Ahoy! A New European Challenge to Party Politics

Pirate Party campaign ‘ship’, Cologne, March 2008 Tobias Walter/flickr Is there life after conventional parliamentary politics? That’s the intriguing question on the lips of many German citizens this weekend as supporters of the Pirate Party assemble in the north German city of...

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28 April 2012
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A report on 2011 actitivites at the WZB

Bericht 2011 Forschungsprofessur Theorie, Geschichte und Zukunft der Demokratie Prof. John Keane Ph.D. Die Forschungsprofessur konzentriert sich auf die Geschichte und Zukunft demokratischer Ideen, Institutionen und Akteure. Leitend ist dabei die Einsicht, dass Demokratie eine zeit- und geschichtsgebundene Staatsform darstellt. Dies ist auch für...

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17 January 2012
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Murdoch, mediacracy and the opportunity for a new transparency

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668"] Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire is reeling under the phone hacking scandal. AAP[/caption] Schadenfreude is the tough-sounding word that wins my vote for describing accurately how millions of people around the world are feeling about Rupert Murdoch’s...

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16 July 2011
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Bob Brown and the media: ‘I’ll take them on … they’ve crossed the line’

Welcome to “In Conversation”, the first in a series of discussions between leading academics and major public figures in Australian life. Today Politics Professor John Keane is in conversation with Senator Bob Brown, leader of the Australian Greens. John Keane is Professor...

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02 June 2011
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How universities learnt a lesson in humility – and are all the better for it

The ivory tower has been destroyed – metaphorically speaking. Alan Levine/flickr   Foundation Essay – Universities are still often known as ivory towers, other-worldly spaces of solitude where privileged elites known as academics seek refuge from the harsh realities of the...

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05 April 2011
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Libya, intellectuals and democracy: an open letter to Professor David Held

John Keane asks David Held to look back over events and reconsider his reactions to a dissimulator. Was this an error of theory or of practice? Hasn’t the LSE Libya affair done damage to the scholarly credibility of research programmes...

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19 March 2011
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