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Book extract: Andrew Leigh, the Assistant Federal Shadow Treasurer and Member for Fraser, shows how luck can change the course of political events.
Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
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.
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.
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.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
Mathias Koenig-Archibugi from the London School of Economics and Political Science asks whether global democracy is feasible.
Helen Dickinson, at the University of Melbourne, writes that declining citizen participation in political processes can have a profound impact on those with a chronic disability.
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Date created: 16 September 2014
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