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The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt asks how Malcolm Turnbull will deliver on his promise of a 21st Century government
Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.
The Melbourne School of Government's Helen Sullivan asks whether governments have the capacity to act when the public doesn't trust politicians and politics.
Citizen disconnect takes hold in major Western countries, according to report by international think-tank Transatlanic Academy.
A review of Frank Vibert's book, Rise of the Unelected, which looks at the ever-expanding role of non-elected experts and technocrats in making major policy in liberal democracies.
Alexander Becker from The Washington Post questions figures suggesting that spending on lobbyists is falling.
Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.
David Runciman reflects in the London Review of Books on the 2015 UK national election result, saying majority governments are not tackling long-term problems.
Thomas Edsell from Columbia University discusses some of the factors affecting political engagement in the US.
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