Top Stories

April 3, 2015

Former federal government minister and Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne Barry Jones laments the failure of our current system of democracy to tackle 'wicked' policy problems.

Opinion
June 1, 2015

Heather Bastedo of Queen's University examines why youth voting rates in Canada are lower than in previous generations.

Academic
April 25, 2013

The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media. 

Report
December 1, 2013

Members of Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and Kilkenny County Council present an experimental model for citizen deliberation.

Academic

The Center for Systemic Peace has developed a rating scheme to place 167 nations on an authoritative-democratic spectrum from 1946 to 2013.

Statistics
June 5, 2011

Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.

Opinion
December 3, 2014

The University of Melbourne's Sally Young argues the reasons Australians vote the way they do, or fail to vote at all, are becoming more complex.

Opinion
October 1, 2014

Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.

Academic
May 11, 2015

A report from the University of Canberra concludes Australian democracy is ill, but not terminal.

Report

Pages