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Rob Hoffman from Swinburne University finds that 20% of eligible voters are not participating in Australian elections.
A report from the University of Canberra concludes Australian democracy is ill, but not terminal.
John Keane of the University of Sydney considers whether the belief in the universality of ‘free and fair’ elections is a worn-out dogma that's urgently in need of replacement.
James Pfiffner from George Mason University examines the causes for why the US Congress is passing the lowest number of new laws in over 70 years.
Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.
Professor Mark Considine, Dean of Arts, at the University of Melbourne argues it's time for a sustained evaluation of why confidence in democracy seems to be in decline.
Former Presidential adviser Jiri Pehe examines the Czech Republic's struggles with democracy 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders.
Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.
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