Policy Failure and Gridlock

Policy-making and political decisions in democracies often take time and involve compromise. But partisan politics and short-termism among political leaders and political parties can cause policy failure and gridlock.

December 3, 2015

The Director of the Centre for Social Research, Delhi, Ranjana Kumari, says gender discrimination is holding India back.

Opinion
April 12, 2015

Columnist Tim Dick in The Age blames the poor state of political leadership in Australia for the likely failure of major tax reform.

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Harvard University's Peter Hall searches for the source of the recent widespread doubts about the capabilities of representative government.

Academic
July 22, 2015

Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.

Opinion
December 8, 2015

Dr Elizabeth Thurbon from UNSW Australia argues the Australian government is disempowering Australian companies.

Opinion
December 17, 2009

The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.

Opinion
October 22, 2013

Evgeny Morozov argues in MIT Technology Review that governments gathering huge amounts of personal information is a major threat to democracy.

Opinion
July 27, 2015

The ABC's Patricia Karvelas argues politicians need to harness the non-stop nature of digital media to develop better policy.

Opinion
December 12, 2015

The Paris climate deal shows multilateralism can work, argues the University of Melbourne's Robyn Eckersley

Opinion

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