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Understanding tribalism

Charles Richardson September 19, 2017

Recommending a survey article on tribalism in American politics.

The revolution in British politics

Charles Richardson September 6, 2017 1 Comment

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?

Charles Richardson August 16, 2017 3 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.

Yet another view of neoliberalism

Charles Richardson July 20, 2017 2 Comments

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

Mr Macron and his parliament

Charles Richardson July 11, 2017 2 Comments

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

Charles Richardson June 30, 2017 1 Comment

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

Georgia on their minds

Charles Richardson June 21, 2017 6 Comments

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

Election preview: Britain

Charles Richardson June 8, 2017 2 Comments

An increased Conservative majority is the most likely outcome from Britain's general election, but unreliable polling and unstable party dynamics make prediction hazardous.

Democracy in Canada

Charles Richardson May 30, 2017

British Columbia gets a government, and Canada's Conservatives get a new leader.

Macron and the debate on neoliberalism

Charles Richardson May 18, 2017 1 Comment

Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.