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Andy Williamson from Democracy Space reflects on the influence of social media on the 2015 UK election campaign.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.
Robert Kaiser, formerly of the Washington Post, argues the US Congress is 'helpless and hopeless'.
Mathias Koenig-Archibugi from the London School of Economics and Political Science asks whether global democracy is feasible.
Evgeny Morozov argues in MIT Technology Review that governments gathering huge amounts of personal information is a major threat to democracy.
Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way argue in the Journal of Democracy that democracy is not in retreat.
The Australian government's secrecy in the way it handles asylum-seekers is undermining its democratic accountability, writes Alex Reilly of the University of Adelaide.
Figures compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union show many new democracies are electing a higher percentage of women than Western democracies.
The UK’s Hansard Society finds the vast majority of British voters don't believe they can influence politics and think the behaviour of politicians is declining.
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