Democratic citizenship blog

In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

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In an increasingly divided political landscape, we're helping people exercise their rights to a fairer, safer, more satisfying life.

In the Democratic Citizenship theme blog, our experts discuss topics including our local heritage, international relations, law and government.

198 posts found

Philippines election: how the Marcos clan might be heading back to power Outgoing authoritarian president Rodrigo Duterte leaves behind a country much damaged by his time in office

06 May 2022 Dr Tom Smith 7 min read

Dr Tom Smith writes for The Conversation on the upcoming election in the Philippines, which presents the country with a choice to set its political course for the next six years

An Electoral Mail slip from the Philippines

Hundreds of seafarers are still stranded in Ukraine waters – the legal rights of this profession are barely up to standard The plight of hundreds of seafarers trapped in commercial ships for the past several months has gone mostly unnoticed

26 April 2022 Professor Leila Delphine Choukroune 7 min read

Professor Leila Choukroune writes for The Conversation on how hundreds of people have been trapped in commercial ships, unable to escape by land but unable to move by sea for fear of Russian mines and military attacks

an old compass on a boat

How multinationals avoid taxes in Africa and what should change In developing countries, and the sub-Saharan region especially, the scale of unmet basic needs is enormous.

05 April 2022 Professor Jia Liu 7 min read

Professor Jia Liu writes for The Conversation on how revenues from taxation are fundamental to changing situations in developing countries in which it is estimated that 3 billion people subsist on less that US$2 a day per person

red neon sign that reads TAX