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Political scientist and former US assistant defence secretary Joseph Nye suggests that current high levels of policy gridlock may not be a bad thing.
Citizen withdrawal from democracy in the US and Canada creates a self-perpetuating cycle writes David Cameron for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.
Alison Kadlek and Will Freidman from Public Agenda examine the main criticisms of deliberative democracy as an alternative to traditional democracy and suggests potential solutions.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
Benjamin Moffitt of Stockholm University examines the rise of left-wing populism in Europe and argues that populism has both democratic and anti-democratic tendencies.
The UK’s Hansard Society finds the vast majority of British voters don't believe they can influence politics and think the behaviour of politicians is declining.
Successful political leadership is so demanding it's almost impossible, writes Peter John Chen from the University of Sydney.
The University of Pittsburgh's Melanie Hughes reviews the book Contagious Representation by Frank Thames and Margaret Williams.
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