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July 14, 2011

Rob Hoffman from Swinburne University finds that 20% of eligible voters are not participating in Australian elections. 

Academic
May 2, 2013

Citizen withdrawal from democracy in the US and Canada creates a self-perpetuating cycle writes David Cameron for the German Marshall Fund of the United States. 

Opinion
November 16, 2011

David Skelton argues in The New Statesman that rule of the people has been replaced by rule of technocrats.

Opinion
June 1, 2014

Richard Cooke from The Monthly unpacks the growing disconnect between citizens and political parties in Australia. 

Opinion
February 15, 2013

David Farrell from University College, Dublin offers a more upbeat assessment of 21st century liberal democracy, saying it is showing signs of adapting to new realities. 

Academic
September 14, 2011

In a report by Canadian democracy think-tank Samara, outgoing politicians in Canada say democracy can be improved if elected representatives find new ways to engage with citizens. 

Report
February 1, 2015

International democracy think-tank Freedom House highlights 'disturbing declines' in democratic freedoms globally in its annual 2015 democracy survey. 

Report
December 3, 2012

A national survey in Canada by democracy think-tank Samara finds only 55% of voters believe democracy is working well there, down from 75% in 2004. 

Statistics
June 1, 2013

Micheal Teter from the University of Utah examines the implications of the policy gridlock that has hampered the past several US Congresses. 

Academic

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