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Former US Congress staffer Donald Wolfensberger points to arguments that policy gridlock shows democracy is working.
David Skelton argues in The New Statesman that rule of the people has been replaced by rule of technocrats.
The University of Melbourne's Sally Young argues the reasons Australians vote the way they do, or fail to vote at all, are becoming more complex.
Stephen Coleman from Oxford University argues traditional forms of liberal democracy are struggling to engage with a digital world dominated by ‘networks’.
Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.
Sydney University's John Keane argues parliamentary democracy is drifting back to 18th Century models.
Robert Lieberman reviews Winner-Take-All Politics, a book about how public policy has contributed to income inequality in the US over the last 40 years.
Members of Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and Kilkenny County Council present an experimental model for citizen deliberation.
A database published by International IDEA, Inter-Parliamentary Union and Stockholm University provides information on the use of electoral quotas for women.
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