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The Economist's annual survey on democracy's health across the world finds all is far from well.
The failure to embrace contemporary methods of communication is a significant problem for politicians, writes the University of South Australia's Collette Snowden.
Tim Flannery and Catriona Wallace argue in The Monthly that online citizen forums to discuss and decide on policy is the answer to fixing democracy.
The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.
The University of Pennsylvania's John Dilulio Jr. argues out-sourcing, privatisation and under-investment is 'decaying' the US Government.
Paul Twivy argues in The Guardian that Britons want more from their democracy than an election every five years.
Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University calls for greater political imagination and sense of agency to address democracy's failings.
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.
Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders and ABC Radio National host Jonathan Green in conversation about Australia's federal democracy.
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