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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.
Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation argues that parliamentary systems consistently produce better outcomes than presidential ones.
Georgetown University's Charles Kupchan argues that globalisation is the root cause of a crisis of governance in the US, Europe and Japan.
The New York Times reviews how and why 2014 mid-term elections in the US resulted in the lowest voter turnout in seven decades.
Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation looks beyond campaign contributions to the oversized, and less visible, power of corporate lobbying on policy making.
Charles Lane of the Washington Post highlights research that shows more frequent elections reduces voter turnout.
Norway's efforts to cap election spending point to a simple but effective way to reduce the role of money politics on democracy, says Emmett Rensin from Mic.com.
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.
Two new apps allow a public servant or a citizen to live stream public meetings, writes Northeastern University's James Toscano.
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