Big data can’t win an election here... yet
Campaigners used big data sets and Facebook to hyper-target voters in the Brexit and US presidential elections to surprising effect.
Democracy’s dark future no distant doomsday
Max Harris worries NZ is fast becoming a hollowed-out democracy, but it’s not too late to turn it around.
Falling home ownership creates a ‘doom loop’
Falling rates of home ownership are helping to drive election turnout rates down among the young.
The puzzle of political disengagement
The candidates for Wellington Central got a pre-election chance to try to convince students why they should listen to politicians.
Why democracy doesn’t work on its own
If we care about democracy, we need to care about the structures that curate and support it, writes Dr Dean Knight.
How to turn young Kiwis on to politics
Young Kiwis lag behind their elders at the ballot box - how can that change, and what will happen when their voices are heard?