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Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.
Who Leads Us is a website which compares the characteristics of those elected to US assemblies with those of the citizens they serve.
Australian democracy is being starved of oxygen argues the co-author of 'Governomics', Miriam Lyons.
The University of Melbourne's Bart Klem asks whether Sri Lanka's democracy can address ethnic antagonism.
Melanie Sully, Director of the Policy and Research Institute for Go-Governance, sees the questioning of democracy as part of its renewal.
Professor Robyn Eckersley from the University of Melbourne argues the biggest collective action problem of all time could be tackled by deliberative democracy.
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.
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