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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.
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.
The Pew Research Centre highlights how the political opinion and activity among Americans is increasingly being channeled through social media.
Internet privacy activist Richard Stallman writes in Wired magazine that online surveillance by governments must be reined in if democracy is to survive.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance presents detailed voter turnout figures in democracies since 1945.
Two new apps allow a public servant or a citizen to live stream public meetings, writes Northeastern University's James Toscano.
A database published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance examines and compares how political donations are regulated around the world.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.
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