global

October 29, 2015

Erika Feller, Former Assistant High Commissioner of the UNHCR, argues mass migration will be a significant litmus test of the strength and resilience of our democratic systems. 

Opinion
February 1, 2015

International democracy think-tank Freedom House highlights 'disturbing declines' in democratic freedoms globally in its annual 2015 democracy survey. 

Report
April 1, 1997

Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve system, Alan Blinder, argues that important areas of policy-making need to quarantined from day-to-day politicking.

Academic
April 10, 2015

The University of Michigan's Alex Halderman and Vanessa Teague of the University of Melbourne speak to Up Close Podcast about the challenges of electronic and internet voting. 

Academic
July 1, 2013

A review of Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale, an edited volume on how deliberative democracy could be expanded.

Academic
October 11, 2015

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.

Opinion
February 15, 2013

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. 

Academic
April 21, 2002

William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.

Academic
May 20, 2015

Sydney University's John Keane argues parliamentary democracy is drifting back to 18th Century models.

Opinion

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