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Trust in, and public perceptions of, the abilities of political leaders is at a low ebb, with many blaming democracy's current problems on a decline in leadership standards among elected representatives.
Tom Quinn at the University of Essex writes on what the success of left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn will mean for British politics.
Dr Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne argues that major dysfunctions in our political system are stripping politicians of their ability to lead.
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.
The University of Melbourne's Nicholas Reece warns mainstream parties to beware of populist leadership contenders.
The public's lack of trust in our political and business elites is a major obstacle to a viable reform agenda for Australia’s future, writes Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne.
Former Victorian Premier John Brumby suggests some ways to 'fix' politics and its 'wicked' problems.
University of Wollongong's Gregory Melleuish argues Australia's recent Prime Ministers have lacked the calibre to hold off their intra-party rivals.
Columnist Tim Dick in The Age blames the poor state of political leadership in Australia for the likely failure of major tax reform.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.
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