Australian Democracy in the Asian Century

Fledgling democracies in South East Asia continue to struggle and this is potentially undermining regional stability and cohesion. Australia possesses the most mature liberal democracy in the Asian region and has a moral responsibility to help its newly democratic neighbours chart a stable democratic course. The Australian Democracy in the Asian Century program builds strong regional partnerships with like-minded organisations to generate research, education and engagement, aimed at enhancing the quality of democratic practice. The current focus of this program is the:

How Australia compares survey – drawing on data from the World Values Survey

In collaboration with the Trustgov project, this survey compares Australia’s democratic performance with other mature and regional democracies. The first report is due at the end of March 2020.