John Keane | Articles & Essays JK
33
archive,paged,category,category-democracy-21st-century-articles-essays,category-33,paged-5,category-paged-5,do-etfw,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.1.2,vc_responsive
 

Articles & Essays JK

  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Citizenship, Democracy in the 21st Century, Notes on Democracy, Podcasts, Videos and Interviews, Videos   |   No comment

A Short History of the Future of Elections

The following remarks on the future of elections sketch the ambitious scope of an exciting Sydney/Berlin research project launched last week at the the University of Sydney We live in times shaped by the conviction that periodic ‘free and fair’ elections...

Read More
15 October 2015
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Democracy in the 21st Century, Religion and Politics   |   No comment

In Conversation With John Keane: Gods, Power, Democracy

By Irfan Ahmad, Institute for Religion, Politics, & Society, Australian Catholic University Publisher: Routledge Journal of Religious and Political Practice, published online: 29 Jul 2015. [caption id="attachment_9246" align="alignright" width="355"] John Keane in conversation with Irfan A hmad.[/caption] In a wide-ranging conversation with Irfan Ahmad, John...

Read More
29 July 2015
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Democracy in the 21st Century, Media and Democracy, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

Why Google is a Political Matter?: A conversation with Julian Assange

Since the last time we were together inside his prison lodgings at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a few things have changed. Julian Assange has grown a beard, looks more pallid and pauses when I ask after his general health. His legal team are...

Read More
09 June 2015
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Articles in the Press, Democracy in the 21st Century, Media, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

The End of Representative Politics?

[caption id="attachment_9806" align="alignnone" width="800"] Acampada, Barcelona, 21/05/1011[/caption] The following notes on the future of democratic representation were inspired by Simon Tormey’s The end of representative politics (2015), launched at a Gleebooks event organised by the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), May 15th...

Read More
20 May 2015
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Democracy in the 21st Century, Media, News, Notes on Democracy, Topics of Interest   |   No comment

The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong: a second Tiananmen?

Are political developments in Hong Kong heading for a second Tiananmen massacre? A fortnight ago, partly to provoke discussion, partly to sound an alarm, I suggested in a radio interview that unless the Chinese government wisely handled the fast-unfolding dynamics, things in...

Read More
03 October 2014
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Democracy in the 21st Century, News, Notes on Democracy   |   No comment

Antarctica: Notes on the Fate of Sovereignty

[caption id="attachment_8881" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image: Fumarole near the base of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica nexttriptourism.com[/caption] The following field notes grapple with the problem of how to understand the emergent polity of Antarctica, and why its break with the language and...

Read More
24 June 2014
0
  |   Articles & Essays JK, Democracy in the 21st Century, News, Notes on Democracy, War, Violence, Fear   |   No comment

Concentration Camps and Democracy

Manus Island camp Refugee Action Coalition The following commentary on the Abbott government’s policy of forcibly preventing people from seeking asylum within Australia has aroused considerable controversy. Several thousand public and private comments, from a wide variety of sources, have so far...

Read More
29 April 2014
0