Challenges

October 7, 2014

Political scientist and former US assistant defence secretary Joseph Nye suggests that current high levels of policy gridlock may not be a bad thing. 

Opinion
May 2, 2013

Citizen withdrawal from democracy in the US and Canada creates a self-perpetuating cycle writes David Cameron for the German Marshall Fund of the United States. 

Opinion

Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.

Statistics
May 16, 2007

Alison Kadlek and Will Freidman from Public Agenda examine the main criticisms of deliberative democracy as an alternative to traditional democracy and suggests potential solutions.

Academic
November 14, 2014

A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.

Report
April 23, 2015

Benjamin Moffitt of Stockholm University examines the rise of left-wing populism in Europe and argues that populism has both democratic and anti-democratic tendencies.

Opinion
April 30, 2014

The UK’s Hansard Society finds the vast majority of British voters don't believe they can influence politics and think the behaviour of politicians is declining.

Report
March 23, 2013

Successful political leadership is so demanding it's almost impossible, writes Peter John Chen from the University of Sydney.

Opinion
August 1, 2014

The University of Pittsburgh's Melanie Hughes reviews the book Contagious Representation by Frank Thames and Margaret Williams.

Academic

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