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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.
Research by Simon Hix of the London School of Economics has led to changes in how European Parliament members are chosen, their votes recorded, and has impacted the debate on how the President of the European Commission is chosen.
Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.
John Menadue, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, argues lobbying is a 'serious corruption of good governance'.
The Melbourne School of Government's Helen Sullivan asks whether governments have the capacity to act when the public doesn't trust politicians and politics.
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.
Norway's efforts to cap election spending point to a simple but effective way to reduce the role of money politics on democracy, says Emmett Rensin from Mic.com.
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.
Norm Kelly, Marian Sawer and Peter Brent from the Australian National University suggest ways to achieve more transparency in Australia's electoral system.
Bruce Williams from the University of Virginia examines whether the internet is a major threat to, or a potential saviour of, democracy.
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