Solutions

Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.

Report
December 1, 1999

Ever heard of the World Commission on Dams or the Roll Back Malaria initiative? This article in Foreign Policy highlights how complex challenges are being tackled.

Academic
August 31, 2015

Book extract: Andrew Leigh, the Assistant Federal Shadow Treasurer and Member for Fraser, shows how luck can change the course of political events.

Opinion
November 3, 2015

Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.

Academic
February 9, 2015

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. 

Opinion
June 1, 2002

Bruce Ackerman from Yale University and James Fishkin from Stanford University propose a future when special 'Deliberation Days' are set aside for citizens to reflect and debate on important policy issues in the lead up to an election.

Academic
April 1, 1997

Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve system, Alan Blinder, argues that important areas of policy-making need to quarantined from day-to-day politicking.

Academic
November 14, 2014

A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.

Report
June 3, 2013

In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.

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