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Research by Simon Hix of the London School of Economics has led to changes in how European Parliament members are chosen, their votes recorded, and has impacted the debate on how the President of the European Commission is chosen.
A report published by We the Citizens - a collaboration between universities and citizens in Ireland - trials a more inclusive way of making policy and politics.
Nicholas Reece from the University of Melbourne examines Melbourne City Council's experiment in participatory budgeting.
The IPU and the UN have produced the Global Parliamentary Report, a comprehensive look at the relations between parliaments and citizens.
In a report by Canadian democracy think-tank Samara, outgoing politicians in Canada say democracy can be improved if elected representatives find new ways to engage with citizens.
Research by the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance examines the non-contestatory mode of deliberation used at an Australian 'Citizens' Parliament'.
The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.
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.
Janette Hartz-Karp and Brian Sullivan examine the limitations of online public deliberation and propose an alternative approach in the Journal of Public Deliberation.
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