New Forms of Democracy

New forms of democracy include deliberative democracy, where citizens help elected representatives decide on policy decisions, and direct democracy, where citizens do away with elected representation and make policy and political decisions themselves.

April 1, 2013

Research by the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance examines the non-contestatory mode of deliberation used at an Australian 'Citizens' Parliament'.

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Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.

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October 21, 2015

Professor Mark Considine, Dean of Arts, at the University of Melbourne argues it's time for a sustained evaluation of why confidence in democracy seems to be in decline.

Opinion
September 1, 2014

Jonathan Kupyer from Stockholm University argues for the democratisation of international areas of co-operation.

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The European Union allows individual citizens to propose a policy idea, providing they can get one million people to support it.
November 9, 2015

South Australia's Premier Jay Weatherill argues democracy isn't in crisis, but the public need to be more involved in solutions.

Opinion
June 1, 2013

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

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December 1, 2011

A report published by We the Citizens - a collaboration between universities and citizens in Ireland - trials a more inclusive way of making policy and politics.

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November 30, 2015

Elected officials welcome ways to inject the voices of citizens into deliberative bodies, argues the ANU's Carolyn Hendriks.

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