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Micheal Teter from the University of Utah examines the implications of the policy gridlock that has hampered the past several US Congresses.
Archon Fung from Harvard University and Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin highlight examples of participatory democracy in action.
Former federal government minister and Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne Barry Jones laments the failure of our current system of democracy to tackle 'wicked' policy problems.
Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.
The Swinburne Leadership Survey examines the trustworthiness and competence of Australian leaders.
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.
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