Challenges

June 1, 2013

Micheal Teter from the University of Utah examines the implications of the policy gridlock that has hampered the past several US Congresses. 

Academic
March 1, 2001

Archon Fung from Harvard University and Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin highlight examples of participatory democracy in action.

Academic
April 3, 2015

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.

Opinion
January 1, 2015

Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.

Academic
April 13, 2015

The Swinburne Leadership Survey examines the trustworthiness and competence of Australian leaders.

Report
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

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