Challenges

September 5, 2014

Peter Burdon from the Adelaide Law School asks whether democracy is fit-for-purpose to deal with climate change.

Opinion
September 11, 2012

Adrian Little from the University of Melbourne and Michael Crozier from Murdoch Univerisity argue the growing complexity of society makes it harder for traditional political parties to gain support.

Academic

The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.

Statistics
January 1, 2015

Francis Fukuyama from Stanford University argues that the recent 'democratic recession' can be traced to the lack of sufficient state capacity in many democracies across the globe.

Academic
October 1, 2014

Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.

Academic
June 3, 2013

In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.

Report
October 14, 2013

Internet privacy activist Richard Stallman writes in Wired magazine that online surveillance by governments must be reined in if democracy is to survive.

Opinion
July 13, 2015

Former Victorian Premier John Brumby suggests some ways to 'fix' politics and its 'wicked' problems.

Opinion
August 9, 2015

Democracy requires active participation by all citizens, including those with disabilities, writes Catherine Needham of the University of Birmingham.

Academic

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