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Phillip Coggan from The Economist argues Western democracy is under threat from political extremism and voter distrust of major parties.
The public's lack of trust in our political and business elites is a major obstacle to a viable reform agenda for Australia’s future, writes Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne.
Paul Foley from De Montford University and Steve Martin from the University of Cardiff discuss the potential drawbacks in efforts to involve citizens more in local policymaking and service delivery.
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.
Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way argue in the Journal of Democracy that democracy is not in retreat.
Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders.
Andy Williamson from Democracy Space reflects on the influence of social media on the 2015 UK election campaign.
George Williams of the University of New South Wales suggests lowering the voting age would better shape the long-term direction of the nation.
Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.
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