Citizen Disengagement

Citizen disengagement and disillusionment with mainstream politics, the so-called ‘democratic disconnect’, is highlighted by declining trust in political leadership and parties, falling turnouts at elections and a common view that politics and policy making is disconnected from ordinary people.

September 14, 2015

George Washington University's Henry Farrell argues that Corbyn's rise reflects a broader problem with political parties.

Opinion
July 14, 2011

Rob Hoffman from Swinburne University finds that 20% of eligible voters are not participating in Australian elections. 

Academic
April 8, 2014

Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Thomas Edsell from Columbia University discusses some of the factors affecting political engagement in the US.

Opinion
July 1, 2013

Higher levels of economic inequality lead to weaker representation of the less affluent, finds research by the University of Lausanne, the University of Mannheim and the University of Berne.

Academic
October 12, 2015

Maxine McKew, Vice Chancellor's Fellow, University of Melbourne, argues the new Prime Minister may be able to restore faith in Australian democracy.

Opinion
July 1, 2014

Attila Ágh from Corvinus University of Budapest examines the status of the democracies that emerged in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse in 1989.

Academic
June 17, 2014

Former Presidential adviser Jiri Pehe examines the Czech Republic's struggles with democracy 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Academic
November 14, 2014

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

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