Menu lock

Charles Richardson

Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.


Who's afraid of Alfred Deakin?

Charles RichardsonAug 16, 20172 Comments

Judith Brett argues that Malcolm Turnbull should have learned some lessons from Alfred Deakin, but perhaps the problem is that his opponents have already been learning them.

Oh dear, it's North Korea again

Charles RichardsonAug 14, 20173 Comments

North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.

Time to move on in Kenya

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2017

Another disputed presidential election shows Kenyan democracy to be somewhat shaky but still functional.

Can you get rid of presidential government?

Charles RichardsonAug 4, 20174 Comments

Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?

Merkel stands, more or less, on her record

Charles RichardsonJul 27, 2017

With Germany's election looming, chancellor Angela Merkel is being challenged on her response to the 2015 refugee crisis.

Poland pulls back

Charles RichardsonJul 25, 2017

Poland's plan to bring its judiciary under government control hits an unexpected roadblock. Presidential initiative isn't always a bad thing.

Yet another view of neoliberalism

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 20172 Comments

An American liberal's interpretation of "neoliberalism" explores the messaging strategy of the left.

Poland and populism

Charles RichardsonJul 17, 2017

Anti-government protests in Poland offer a window on the difference between liberals and conservatives, and also an opportunity to think about whether the authoritarian right deserves the label of "populist".

Mr Macron and his parliament

Charles RichardsonJul 11, 20172 Comments

Emmanuel Macron faces many policy challenges, but he is at least enjoying continued success in his project of disrupting the French party system.

Election preview: Papua New Guinea

Charles RichardsonJul 6, 2017

A chaotic election in Papua New Guinea represents, among other things, the failings of Australian colonialism.