February 1, 2015

International democracy think-tank Freedom House highlights 'disturbing declines' in democratic freedoms globally in its annual 2015 democracy survey. 

Report
December 18, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.

Report
August 11, 2015

Mark Triffit from the University of Melbourne asks what has become of political heroes?

Opinion
February 15, 2013

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. 

Academic
April 8, 2014

Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.

Opinion
August 21, 2015

More Americans than ever are disillusioned with the two major parties, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre.

Statistics
May 2, 2013

Citizen withdrawal from democracy in the US and Canada creates a self-perpetuating cycle writes David Cameron for the German Marshall Fund of the United States. 

Opinion
February 17, 2015

Ahead of the British General Election in May 2015, the Church of England argues British democracy is failing.

Opinion
September 14, 2015

George Washington University's Henry Farrell argues that Corbyn's rise reflects a broader problem with political parties.

Opinion

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