What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

What is the state of democracy in Latin America?

By Francesc Badia i Dalmases This year’s election cycle will tell us whether political systems in the region can deal with social tensions made worse by the pandemic. Aseries of elections in Latin America this year, either held already or scheduled to take place, are...
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...
Can you trust political polls?

Can you trust political polls?

By Andrew Balemi From now until October 17, Election Day in New Zealand, voters will be getting election poll information from multiple directions. So which ones can be trusted? The easy answer is: none of them.  However, some polls are worth more than others. Assess...
What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

What is behind the political unrest in Belarus? 🔊

On August 9, 2020, Belarussian voters went to the polls in a presidential election. Long-time president Alexander Lukashenko who has governed the nation since 1994 and who is often called Europe’s last dictator claimed victory. Lukashenko announced he had won the...