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Sri Lanka completes its upheaval

Sri Lanka’s new president succeeds in getting a parliament that’s less likely to show loyalty to his discredited predecessor.

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Is preferential voting really that difficult?

The surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn as Britain’s next Labour leader shows the depth of disenchantment with modern politics. But it also shows up the British failure to understand democratic voting.

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Libertarians vs conservatives, again

The Cato Institute sponsors a debate and then surveys the audience, with revealing results.

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Refugee debate drags Labor along in its wake

Just go back to 2013 to understand the asylum seeker debate. Or 2011 for that matter. Nothing changes, except that Labor’s position steadily deteriorates.

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The limits of Europe, part II

Russia and Britain, for all their obvious differences, have the same sort of equivocal relationship with Europe: unmistakably European powers, but with interests and traditions that draw them elsewhere.

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Poll failure in Poland

Just three days after their British debacle, Poland’s presidential election produces another embarrassing result for the opinion pollsters. The country’s conservative opposition has made a surprisingly strong showing.

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Transition in the Greens

Leaving aside media hysteria about the Australian Greens’ leadership change, there’s still a problem about transparency.

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Family, fascism and respectability

France is spellbound as the National Front’s drive for modernisation is embodied in conflict within its first family.

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How not to support minor parties

No-one knows if reform of Australia’s strange Senate voting system will actually go ahead. Minor parties argue that it shouldn’t. Here’s why it should.

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Do American parties now matter more than candidates?

Whether or not you think Hillary Clinton is pretty much a sure thing could depend on whether you think the working of the American party system has fundamentally changed.

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