Challenges

June 5, 2012

A 2012 survey by The Lowy Institute finds less than 40% of young Australians think democracy is a good thing. 

Statistics
February 14, 2015

Mark Beeson from the University of Western Australia argues dysfunctional democracies are the new political normal across much of the world. 

Opinion
March 4, 2014

Hans Keman of VU University Amsterdam analyses the democratic performance and legitimacy of political parties across 20 European nations from 1990 to 2010. 

Academic
April 12, 2015

Columnist Tim Dick in The Age blames the poor state of political leadership in Australia for the likely failure of major tax reform.

Opinion
April 11, 2013

Ian Marsh proposes in The Political Quarterly that the public would be better represented by the creation of new parliamentary committees.

Academic
October 11, 2011

Thorvaldur Gylfason from the University of Iceland outlines how the island nation sought to reshape its Constitution and political system after the GFC.

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Robert Kaiser, formerly of the Washington Post, argues the US Congress is 'helpless and hopeless'.

Opinion
June 27, 2014

Michael Riegner and Richard Stacey from New York University discuss the possibility of a democratic system where the role of political parties is marginal.

Academic
July 14, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.

Opinion

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