Is American democracy too polarised to survive?

Is American democracy too polarised to survive?

By Timothy Kuhner Donald Trump’s power won’t prove authoritarian enough to compel the other branches and levels of government to undermine the election, writes Associate Professor Tim Kuhner. Prior to 3 November, 2020, 35 percent of Republican voters believed...
The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy?

The US Election 2020: A Crisis of legitimacy?

Was the 2020 US election conducted properly? Will mail-in ballots be counted and will that count be allowed to stand? Will the US Supreme Court decide the final outcome? And what, in any case, will become of American democracy? In this urgent and timely event,...
Can Trump be prosecuted?

Can Trump be prosecuted?

By Richard Messick “President-elect Biden has rightly made bringing Americans together his highest priority. His greatest challenge will be whether he can lead the nation into a reckoning with the Trump years without further inflaming passions.” President...
Donald Trump: A dangerous psychology?

Donald Trump: A dangerous psychology?

By Ian Hughes “The last four years provide a roadmap that shows how the personal and the political can combine to disastrous effect.” Politicians who live in an angry narcissistic fog pose a clear threat to democracy and peace, and Donald Trump is a...
Podcast: The Americans: US Election 2020 🔊

Podcast: The Americans: US Election 2020 🔊

The Americans is a new RNZ podcast hosted by Maria Armoudian in association with the University of Auckland. Every week between now and the US presidential election, three experts in US politics, history and media from the University of Auckland, all from the USA but...