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Former US Congress staffer Donald Wolfensberger points to arguments that policy gridlock shows democracy is working.
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.
Who Leads Us is a website which compares the characteristics of those elected to US assemblies with those of the citizens they serve.
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.
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