John Keane

Author of The Life and Death of Democracy


John Keane is a Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), a Distinguished Professor at Peking University and the Director and Co-Founder of the Sydney Democracy Network. Mr. Keane is also a distinguished author; among his best-known books is the highly acclaimed full-scale history of democracy, The Life and Death of Democracy (2009), translated into 7 world languages. His most recent books include A Short History of the Future of Elections (2017) and Power and Humility: the Future of Monitory Democracy (2018). Mr. Keane has an upcoming book on the global rise of despotism and the decline of democracy in the West.