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June 1, 1997

Lynn Sanders from the University of Chicago argues that deliberative democracy may lead to ‘anti-democratic’ outcomes.

Academic
May 16, 2007

Alison Kadlek and Will Freidman from Public Agenda examine the main criticisms of deliberative democracy as an alternative to traditional democracy and suggests potential solutions.

Academic
August 21, 2006

Stephen Coleman from Oxford University argues traditional forms of liberal democracy are struggling to engage with a digital world dominated by ‘networks’.

Academic
March 16, 2015

Key thinkers from the Principled Societies Projects and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute propose some innovative ideas to upgrade democratic systems.

Opinion
April 16, 2015

Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation looks beyond campaign contributions to the oversized, and less visible, power of corporate lobbying on policy making.

Opinion
April 20, 2009

Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation argues that parliamentary systems consistently produce better outcomes than presidential ones.

Academic

In an online forum called Debating Europe, citizens put their views and questions to European Parliament MPs on the impact of lobbying on the political process.

Opinion
March 19, 2015

The Australian's Paul Kelly wonders how long it will be before we have a public debate in Australia about what he describes as a broken political system.

Opinion
December 15, 2008

Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.

Opinion

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