World Affairs

A ‘fairer Chile’: the electoral contest of two extremities

Nearly 10 years ago, a generation of university students occupied campuses for months in an attempt to change access to education for all. Fast forward to 2021, this same generation now possess the power to choose between two extreme agendas to reshape their country. For months Gabriel Boric, a 35-year old former student leader allied […]

Populism and polarisation: France prepares itself for a divisive election

Upon securing victory in a splintering and deeply factional election, Emmanuel Macron spoke of a new vision for a pluralistic French society, pledging in turn to “combat all forms of inequality and discrimination”. With this commitment came great expectation; Marine Le Pen, then his closest presidential rival, had reinvigorated a rural working-class base previously detached […]