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A rocky road to Brexit

December 14, 2017

Labour has a big win in the House of Commons, leaving the British government in a much weakened position for critical talks with the EU.

Fascist soufflĂ© doesn’t rise twice

December 8, 2017 4

Queensland's Liberal National Party finally concedes defeat. Labor's victory was less than fully convincing, but it was a major flop for One Nation.

Liberals confront Greens on two continents

November 21, 2017 12

Both German Liberals and Australian "Liberals" are finding their lives complicated by the need to work out some sort of relationship with the Greens.

Understanding tribalism

September 19, 2017

Recommending a survey article on tribalism in American politics.

The revolution in British politics

September 6, 2017 1

Britain's debate on the terms of Brexit seems to be producing a fundamental party realignment, as Labour commits itself to support of the single market. How far can this go?

Who’s afraid of Alfred Deakin?

August 16, 2017 3

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.

Yet another view of neoliberalism

July 20, 2017 2

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

Mr Macron and his parliament

July 11, 2017 2

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

EOFY election roundup

June 30, 2017 1

As the financial year comes to a close, we tie up some loose ends on recent electoral news.

Georgia on their minds

June 21, 2017 6

Republicans win an astronomically expensive Congressional race in Georgia, and almost lose the low-profile one in neighboring South Carolina.