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Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives, argues Parliament remains the bulwark for individual freedom
Data from the Australian National University illustrates trends in Australian public opinion on politics over a 25 year period.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt asks how Malcolm Turnbull will deliver on his promise of a 21st Century government
Anthony Zurcher in a blog for the BBC reviews the burgeoning infuence of campaign finance in deciding the result of the 2014 US Congressional elections.
Former US Congressman Lee Hamilton ponders the pros and cons of using direct democracy to reinvigorate the American political system.
The University of Melbourne's Sarah Maddison argues Australian democracy is like a frog slowly boiling to death.
Hans Keman of VU University Amsterdam analyses the democratic performance and legitimacy of political parties across 20 European nations from 1990 to 2010.
Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University find that economic elites and business-based interest groups drive US policy.
Democracy requires active participation by all citizens, including those with disabilities, writes Catherine Needham of the University of Birmingham.
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