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.

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'.

Report
May 21, 2015

Andy Williamson from Democracy Space reflects on the influence of social media on the 2015 UK election campaign.

Opinion
June 17, 2015

The Australian government's secrecy in the way it handles asylum-seekers is undermining its democratic accountability, writes Alex Reilly of the University of Adelaide.

Opinion
October 22, 2015

Melanie Sully, Director of the Policy and Research Institute for Go-Governance, sees the questioning of democracy as part of its renewal.

Opinion

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