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Peter Burdon from the Adelaide Law School asks whether democracy is fit-for-purpose to deal with climate change.
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.
The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.
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.
Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
Internet privacy activist Richard Stallman writes in Wired magazine that online surveillance by governments must be reined in if democracy is to survive.
Former Victorian Premier John Brumby suggests some ways to 'fix' politics and its 'wicked' problems.
Democracy requires active participation by all citizens, including those with disabilities, writes Catherine Needham of the University of Birmingham.
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