Challenges

November 11, 2014

The New York Times reviews how and why 2014 mid-term elections in the US resulted in the lowest voter turnout in seven decades.

Opinion
January 1, 2015

The Journal of Democracy devotes an entire issue to examining the decline of democracy throughout the world. Co-founding editor Marc Plattner summarises the arguments. 

Academic

The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

Report
April 21, 2002

William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.

Academic
February 17, 2015

Ahead of the British General Election in May 2015, the Church of England argues British democracy is failing.

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Harvard University's Peter Hall searches for the source of the recent widespread doubts about the capabilities of representative government.

Academic

Figures compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union show many new democracies are electing a higher percentage of women than Western democracies.

Statistics
June 10, 2015

Charles Lane of the Washington Post highlights research that shows more frequent elections reduces voter turnout.

Opinion
July 6, 2015

The Greek people have voted, saying a resounding 'No' to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. Experts from various universities give their thoughts on what it all means.

Opinion

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