October 21, 2015

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.

Opinion
June 17, 2014

Former Presidential adviser Jiri Pehe examines the Czech Republic's struggles with democracy 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Academic
November 6, 2013

Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders. 

Opinion
November 3, 2015

Is democracy in crisis? Democracy Renewal's Cathy Harper and James Cahill consider evidence in the Australian Journal of Public Administration.

Academic
September 11, 2012

Adrian Little from the University of Melbourne and Michael Crozier from Murdoch Univerisity argue the growing complexity of society makes it harder for traditional political parties to gain support.

Academic
May 8, 2015

Alex Runswick, head of British democracy reform group Unlock Democracy, says the 2015 election shows Britain's voting system is outdated. 

Opinion
October 1, 2000

Paul Foley from De Montford University and Steve Martin from the University of Cardiff discuss the potential drawbacks in efforts to involve citizens more in local policymaking and service delivery.

Academic
July 28, 2014

The triumph of spin over substance points to deep problems within our political system, writes Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.

Opinion

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