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Paul Foley from De Montford University and Steve Martin from the University of Cardiff discuss the potential drawbacks in efforts to involve citizens more in local policymaking and service delivery.
A report by the UK Parliament on how to mesh democracy with the digital world outlines an ambitious plan to renew transparency and re-engage with citizens.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
The UK Electoral Commission maintains a database of private campaign donations and public election funding to UK political parties.
Andy Williamson from Democracy Space reflects on the influence of social media on the 2015 UK election campaign.
Stephen Coleman from Oxford University argues traditional forms of liberal democracy are struggling to engage with a digital world dominated by ‘networks’.
The UK Parliament needs to harness digital media to be a trusted source of political and policy information, according to a report by the Hansard Society.
Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.
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