Obstacles to Renewal

Advanced democracies face major obstacles to renewal, including a lack of consensus about whether change is needed and what is needed. Another obstacle is that mechanisms which create stability also make major reform difficult to achieve.

July 6, 2015

The Greek people have voted, saying a resounding 'No' to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. Experts from various universities give their thoughts on what it all means.

Opinion
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt asks how Malcolm Turnbull will deliver on his promise of a 21st Century government

Opinion
October 1, 2000

Paul Foley from De Montford University and Steve Martin from the University of Cardiff discuss the potential drawbacks in efforts to involve citizens more in local policymaking and service delivery.

Academic
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
May 5, 2014

Eric Posner of the University of Chicago discusses the outdated and effectively broken process to change the US Constitution. 

Opinion
February 11, 2015

Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.

Opinion
October 1, 2014

Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.

Academic
May 8, 2015

David Runciman reflects in the London Review of Books on the 2015 UK national election result, saying majority governments are not tackling long-term problems.

Opinion

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