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.

April 11, 2013

Ian Marsh proposes in The Political Quarterly that the public would be better represented by the creation of new parliamentary committees.

Academic
October 1, 2015

Bronwyn Bishop, former Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives, argues Parliament remains the bulwark for individual freedom

Opinion
February 1, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania's John Dilulio Jr. argues out-sourcing, privatisation and under-investment is 'decaying' the US Government.

Academic
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

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