John Keane

Born in southern Australia, John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). He is the co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN).

Born in southern Australia, John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). He is the co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN).


Democracy and the Great Pestilence: understanding the mess we’re in

Sensationalism has focused on fistfights over toilet rolls, but the real story is the withdrawal of democratic oversight, and how...

Out of Luck: John Keane on bushfires, Scott Morrison and the decline of democracy

Is the Lucky Country running out of luck? Natural disaster or political disaster? An essay by John Keane on Australia's...

VIDEO – Putin, Trump and China: ABC interview with Professor John Keane

A New Politics of Time

There’s a widespread belief that actually existing democracies are in the grip of a fast-paced world dominated by breaking news...

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