http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-political-party-britain-us-australia/7298018 This focuses on the forming of the original major parties in each country but doesn’t look at minor parties.
Category Archives: International politics
An interesting perspective on the UK election
http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/05/07/4231371.htm This article is by a US based Associate Professor of Theolgical Ethics at Duke University.
Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state
If the “new protest” can be summed up, it is not in specifics of the complaints but in a wider idea about organisation encapsulated on a banner spotted in Brazil last week: “We are the social network.”
Ai Weiwei on why he wants to speak out
Editor’s pick video
Burma on the road to democracy
http://www.smh.com.au/world/joy-in-the-streets-as-voters-embrace-suu-kyi-20120402-1w71r.html Aung Sun Suu Kyi has won a seat in the country’s parliament and her party has won 44 of 45 constituencies in the same election. Official results may take a week to confirm and maybe according to international observers their seems to be no or limited vote rigging compared to past elections.
Democracy holds sway in Senegal
A great example of how it should be.
Assange wants to run for Senate at next year’s election
http://www.smh.com.au/national/wikileaks-tweet-airs-assange-senate-aim-20120317-1vc3n.html He also wants someone associated with his group to challenge in Lalor PM Gillard’s seat. If he is convicted of the charges he is ineligible to run.
Carbon tax around the world
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/china-to-tax-carbon-by-2015/story-fn59niix-1226238633181 China has announced a carbon tax for 2015 at the equivalent of $1.55 per tonne compared to Australia’s $23 per tonne. Given the size of China’s population compared to Australia’s this is absurd.
Politics of the bedroom
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/leaders-libidos-and-the-politics-of-lust-20111227-1pbbj.html Louis Nowra examines the use of high office around the world for sexual favours.
Death of Vaclav Havel
http://www.smh.com.au/world/former-czech-leader-havel-dies-75-20111219-1p13a.html One of the world’s most inspirational politicians has passed away.