Challenges

April 3, 2015

Former federal government minister and Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne Barry Jones laments the failure of our current system of democracy to tackle 'wicked' policy problems.

Opinion
January 1, 2015

Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.

Academic
April 13, 2015

The Swinburne Leadership Survey examines the trustworthiness and competence of Australian leaders.

Report
April 17, 2012

Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.

News

Who Leads Us is a website which compares the characteristics of those elected to US assemblies with those of the citizens they serve.

Statistics
August 15, 2015

Australian democracy is being starved of oxygen argues the co-author of 'Governomics', Miriam Lyons.

Opinion
August 19, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Bart Klem asks whether Sri Lanka's democracy can address ethnic antagonism.

Opinion
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
December 1, 2015

Professor Robyn Eckersley from the University of Melbourne argues the biggest collective action problem of all time could be tackled by deliberative democracy.

Opinion

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