John Keane is Director of the newly-founded Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) at the University of Sydney and Professor of Politics at the WZB in Berlin. He is the author of Democracy and Media Decadence (2013) and his The Life and Death of Democracy (2009) has just appeared in Japanese translation.
Understanding the Chinese Communist Party: a conversation with Yu Keping
The challenges of changing a revolutionary party into a ruling party, as seen by no new Martin Luther, but a modernist.
Two bob each way on democracy: book review
The author of The Life and Death of Democracy reviews The Confidence Trap: A history of democracy in crisis from...
At a knife’s edge: elections and democracy in Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand, and the wider region in which it stands, resembles a global political laboratory. It is a...
Lou Reed: Rock ‘n Roll democracy
He sang of dirt, all the while insisting that life is love, a feeling so important that anyone with a heart wouldn't...
Cities in the future of democracy
Today’s cities perch people far off the ground. They block sight of the stars. So we’re faced with a completely...
A short history of banks and democracy
The extraordinary bounce-back of the banks reveals the most disturbing, but least obvious, largely invisible,...