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Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.
The Swinburne Leadership Survey examines the trustworthiness and competence of Australian leaders.
Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders.
Evgeny Morozov argues in MIT Technology Review that governments gathering huge amounts of personal information is a major threat to democracy.
The UK’s Hansard Society finds the vast majority of British voters don't believe they can influence politics and think the behaviour of politicians is declining.
Internet privacy activist Richard Stallman writes in Wired magazine that online surveillance by governments must be reined in if democracy is to survive.
Seongyi Yun and Hee Min of Kyung Hee University argue that South Korea has a significant democratic deficit.
The Australian government's secrecy in the way it handles asylum-seekers is undermining its democratic accountability, writes Alex Reilly of the University of Adelaide.
The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.
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