Challenges

December 1, 2011

A report published by We the Citizens - a collaboration between universities and citizens in Ireland - trials a more inclusive way of making policy and politics.

Report
January 18, 2008

Research in the American Journal of Political Science finds that rising inequality decreases political engagement by less affluent citizens.

Academic
November 14, 2013

Joy McCann of the Australian Parliamentary Library takes a comprehensive look at electoral gender quotas around the world.

Report
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

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