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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.
Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.
Australian democracy is being starved of oxygen argues the co-author of 'Governomics', Miriam Lyons.
Melanie Sully, Director of the Policy and Research Institute for Go-Governance, sees the questioning of democracy as part of its renewal.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.
Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
Ahead of the British General Election in May 2015, the Church of England argues British democracy is failing.
The ABC's Patricia Karvelas argues politicians need to harness the non-stop nature of digital media to develop better policy.
The University of Melbourne's Jim Middleton argues opinion polls aren't to blame for leadership instability in Australia.
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