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September 6, 2015

Helen Dickinson, at the University of Melbourne, writes that declining citizen participation in political processes can have a profound impact on those with a chronic disability.

August 21, 2015

More Americans than ever are disillusioned with the two major parties, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre.

July 27, 2015

The ABC's Patricia Karvelas argues politicians need to harness the non-stop nature of digital media to develop better policy.

April 1, 2012

The IPU and the UN have produced the Global Parliamentary Report, a comprehensive look at the relations between parliaments and citizens.

April 20, 2015

Thomas Carothers and Oren Samet-Marram from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace argue 'Western democratic powers are no longer the dominant external shapers of political transitions around the world'.

August 31, 2015

Book extract: Andrew Leigh, the Assistant Federal Shadow Treasurer and Member for Fraser, shows how luck can change the course of political events.


The University of Oxford's Max Roser has created a number of visualisations of the state of democracy across the world and throughout recent history. 

August 11, 2015

Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne asks what has become of political heroes?

August 18, 2014

Diane Francis argues in The American Interest that the US should merge with if the two nations merge and adopt a single Canadian-style democracy.