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Lynn Sanders from the University of Chicago argues that deliberative democracy may lead to ‘anti-democratic’ outcomes.
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.
Stephen Coleman from Oxford University argues traditional forms of liberal democracy are struggling to engage with a digital world dominated by ‘networks’.
Key thinkers from the Principled Societies Projects and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute propose some innovative ideas to upgrade democratic systems.
Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation looks beyond campaign contributions to the oversized, and less visible, power of corporate lobbying on policy making.
Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation argues that parliamentary systems consistently produce better outcomes than presidential ones.
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.
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.
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.
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