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John Keane of the University of Sydney considers whether the belief in the universality of ‘free and fair’ elections is a worn-out dogma that's urgently in need of replacement.
David Farrell from University College, Dublin offers a more upbeat assessment of 21st century liberal democracy, saying it is showing signs of adapting to new realities.
William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.
Sydney University's John Keane argues parliamentary democracy is drifting back to 18th Century models.
Lyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation discusses deliberative democracy and solving wicked problems such as climate change.
Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.
The Journal of Democracy devotes an entire issue to examining the decline of democracy throughout the world. Co-founding editor Marc Plattner summarises the arguments.
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.
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.
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