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The Melbourne School of Government's Helen Sullivan asks whether governments have the capacity to act when the public doesn't trust politicians and politics.
Bruce Ackerman from Yale University and James Fishkin from Stanford University propose a future when special 'Deliberation Days' are set aside for citizens to reflect and debate on important policy issues in the lead up to an election.
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.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
Mathias Koenig-Archibugi from the London School of Economics and Political Science asks whether global democracy is feasible.
Helen Dickinson, at the University of Melbourne, writes that declining citizen participation in political processes can have a profound impact on those with a chronic disability.
Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.
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.
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