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The failure to embrace contemporary methods of communication is a significant problem for politicians, writes the University of South Australia's Collette Snowden.
The European Science Foundation outlines the benefits of putting digital technologies at the centre of democracy.
Nicholas Reece from the University of Melbourne examines Melbourne City Council's experiment in participatory budgeting.
Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.
Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.
Former Victorian Premier John Brumby suggests some ways to 'fix' politics and its 'wicked' problems.
The University of Melbourne's Nicholas Reece warns mainstream parties to beware of populist leadership contenders.
The Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Carolyn Evans, says Australian democracy needs more women in politics.
In a report by Canadian democracy think-tank Samara, outgoing politicians in Canada say democracy can be improved if elected representatives find new ways to engage with citizens.
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