Challenges

September 13, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Nicholas Reece warns mainstream parties to beware of populist leadership contenders.
 

Opinion
November 2, 2015

Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.

Opinion
December 16, 2015

John Menadue argues lobbyists and rent-seekers are corrupting democracy.

Opinion
November 11, 2014

The New York Times reviews how and why 2014 mid-term elections in the US resulted in the lowest voter turnout in seven decades.

Opinion
January 1, 2015

The Journal of Democracy devotes an entire issue to examining the decline of democracy throughout the world. Co-founding editor Marc Plattner summarises the arguments. 

Academic

The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

Report
April 21, 2002

William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.

Academic
February 17, 2015

Ahead of the British General Election in May 2015, the Church of England argues British democracy is failing.

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

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