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The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.
The breakdown of traditional divisions between public and private spheres creates new demands, but also new opportunities, writes Helen Sullivan of the Melbourne School of Government.
Elected officials welcome ways to inject the voices of citizens into deliberative bodies, argues the ANU's Carolyn Hendriks.
David Farrell from University College, Dublin offers a more upbeat assessment of 21st century liberal democracy, saying it is showing signs of adapting to new realities.
The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.
Ian Marsh proposes in The Political Quarterly that the public would be better represented by the creation of new parliamentary committees.
A new social media tool called Countable allows US citizens to review government proposals and say whether they support it.
Bruce Williams from the University of Virginia examines whether the internet is a major threat to, or a potential saviour of, democracy.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.
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