Renewing Transparency

Reforming campaign finance and tightening lobbying rules are a few of the ideas being suggested to renew transparency in decision-making and restore trust in democracy.

April 25, 2013

The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media. 

Report
October 14, 2013

Internet privacy activist Richard Stallman writes in Wired magazine that online surveillance by governments must be reined in if democracy is to survive.

Opinion

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance presents detailed voter turnout figures in democracies since 1945. 

Statistics
June 10, 2015

Two new apps allow a public servant or a citizen to live stream public meetings, writes Northeastern University's James Toscano.

Opinion
March 1, 2012

A database published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance examines and compares how political donations are regulated around the world.

Statistics
July 14, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.

Opinion
May 21, 2014

Samuel Jones from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance says the EU needs tougher rules on political donations if it is to regain citizen trust.

Opinion
July 15, 2015

Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders and ABC Radio National host Jonathan Green in conversation about Australia's federal democracy.

Opinion
January 26, 2015

A report by the UK Parliament on how to mesh democracy with the digital world outlines an ambitious plan to renew transparency and re-engage with citizens. 

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