Re-engaging Citizens

Many ideas are emerging on how to re-engage citizens with democracy. These include new structures and systems, including digital technologies, that allow for more direct public consultation, information flow and more considered input by citizens into policy-making.

December 18, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.

Report
March 30, 2009

Harvard University’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society reviews the potential of three types of e-democracy, including electronic voting and candidate-voter matching.

Academic
August 24, 2015

There's a risk that migrants are disenfranchised from their adopted political systems, argues the University of Birmingham's Jenny Phillimore.

Opinion
December 2, 2015

The Rt. Hon. Sir Simon Hughes argues the peace of the world may depend on curbing emissions.

Opinion
February 9, 2015

The failure to embrace contemporary methods of communication is a significant problem for politicians, writes the University of South Australia's Collette Snowden.

Opinion
December 30, 2012

Boise State University's Brian Wampler reflects on the core principles and potential impacts of participatory budgeting.

Academic
March 28, 2013

The UK Parliament needs to harness digital media to be a trusted source of political and policy information, according to a report by the Hansard Society.

Report
September 23, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Sarah Maddison argues Australian democracy is like a frog slowly boiling to death.

Opinion
December 8, 2015

'Outsiders' are needed for innovation, argue Lykke Ricard, Roskilde University, and Jenny Lewis, University of Melbourne.

Opinion

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