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Notes on Democracy

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Media, power and decadence: some disquieting trends

By Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney and John Keane   While Australians face the possibility of the first-ever Senate by-election, as well as stormy sittings of a new parliament wrangling over the pro and cons of scrapping a carbon tax, 16,000 kilometres away,...

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02 November 2013
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Letter from Beirut: democracy’s cross-border hope

Perhaps the only bright democratic light in this dark crisis surrounding Syria is the unexpected growth of a cross-border, large-scale and ultimately global denunciation of the follies and horror of war, writes John Keane. Does democracy have anything to do with...

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16 September 2013
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Power and Privacy in the Age of Monitory Democracy

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkd6_duJHoc[/youtube] In our age of monitory democracy, as Rupert Murdoch is once again learning to his cost, rascals and rogues are finding it hard to conceal from public attention their private wheeler-dealing. The latest ‘we will hit back’ revelations published by the...

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07 July 2013
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Remembering Tiananmen: Chin Jin, June 4th and the future of Chinese democracy

An earthy citizen of a country led by politicians and journalists bugged by “boat people”, Chin Jin fits no standard categories. Now the foremost democrat in Sydney’s thriving Chinese community, he first set foot on the north-west shores of Australia...

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04 June 2013
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