Institutional Reform

Institutional reform to democracy is regularly proposed, and occasionally implemented, such as changing the way parliament operates, the way elections are conducted or relationships both within and between the branches of government.

October 22, 2015

Melanie Sully, Director of the Policy and Research Institute for Go-Governance, sees the questioning of democracy as part of its renewal.

Opinion
June 1, 2013

John Gastil and Robert Richards from Pennsylvania State University propose citizens' assemblies to empower the public.

Academic
October 11, 2015

John Keane of the University of Sydney considers whether the belief in the universality of ‘free and fair’ elections is a worn-out dogma that's urgently in need of replacement.

Opinion
December 30, 2012

Ernesto Ganuza and Gianpaolo Biaocchi argue in the Journal of Public Deliberation that participatory budgeting has become part of good governance.

Academic
November 23, 2015

Myanmar's first free elections are an important step on the long road to democracy, writes Rebecca Devitt.

Opinion
February 11, 2015

Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.

Opinion
November 25, 2015

The Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Carolyn Evans, says Australian democracy needs more women in politics.

Opinion
October 11, 2011

Thorvaldur Gylfason from the University of Iceland outlines how the island nation sought to reshape its Constitution and political system after the GFC.

Opinion
December 3, 2015

The Director of the Centre for Social Research, Delhi, Ranjana Kumari, says gender discrimination is holding India back.

Opinion

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