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Archon Fung from Harvard University and Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin highlight examples of participatory democracy in action.
In an online forum called Debating Europe, citizens put their views and questions to European Parliament MPs on the impact of lobbying on the political process.
Janette Hartz-Karp and Brian Sullivan examine the limitations of online public deliberation and propose an alternative approach in the Journal of Public Deliberation.
Alex Runswick, head of British democracy reform group Unlock Democracy, says the 2015 election shows Britain's voting system is outdated.
George Williams of the University of New South Wales suggests lowering the voting age would better shape the long-term direction of the nation.
Jun, a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain, is pioneering Twitter as a way of administering its public services.
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.
Dr Elizabeth Thurbon from UNSW Australia argues the Australian government is disempowering Australian companies.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance presents detailed voter turnout figures in democracies since 1945.
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