Challenges

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
November 18, 2013

Phillip Coggan from The Economist argues Western democracy is under threat from political extremism and voter distrust of major parties.

Opinion
December 8, 2014

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.

Opinion
October 1, 2000

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.

Academic

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