Special Interests

Democracy promotes itself as the best political system because it gives ordinary people a say. But vested interests with deep pockets can direct and dominate 21st century democracy. The perception that democracy is becoming a system for the few and not the many is one of the major reasons for citizen disengagement and distrust.

May 14, 2013

Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.

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September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Zim Nwokora looks at controversial questions about the financing of parties and elections.

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