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.

Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.

Statistics
September 14, 2015

OpenAustralia.org aims to make government figures and documents easily accessible.

Statistics

The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.

Report
October 29, 2015

Erika Feller, Former Assistant High Commissioner of the UNHCR, argues mass migration will be a significant litmus test of the strength and resilience of our democratic systems. 

Opinion

The UK Electoral Commission maintains a database of private campaign donations and public election funding to UK political parties.

Statistics
October 28, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Glenn Savage argues think tanks are influencing education policy, and we often don't know who's funding them.

Opinion

The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.

Statistics
December 16, 2015

John Menadue argues lobbyists and rent-seekers are corrupting democracy.

Opinion
April 21, 2002

William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.

Academic

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