November 11, 2014

The New York Times reviews how and why 2014 mid-term elections in the US resulted in the lowest voter turnout in seven decades.

Opinion
December 1, 2013

Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.

Academic
December 17, 2014

The December 2014 national election in Japan had the lowest voter turnout on record, with over 30 million more abstentions than 2009.

News
August 7, 2014

Figures released by the European Parliament show EU elections in 2014 attracted lowest-ever voter participation. 

News
January 1, 2011

Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips from Columbia University argue US state-elected representatives often ignore majority public opinion, opting instead for the party line.

Academic
July 14, 2015

The University of Melbourne's Mark Triffitt argues democracy is in crisis.

Opinion
December 3, 2012

A national survey in Canada by democracy think-tank Samara finds only 55% of voters believe democracy is working well there, down from 75% in 2004. 

Statistics
April 28, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society highlights the growing disconnect between EU and UK citizens and offers a range of ways to boost citizen engagement.

Report
August 9, 2015

Democracy requires active participation by all citizens, including those with disabilities, writes Catherine Needham of the University of Birmingham.

Academic

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