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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.
Jun, a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain, is pioneering Twitter as a way of administering its public services.
Rob Hoffman from Swinburne University finds that 20% of eligible voters are not participating in Australian elections.
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.
There's a risk that migrants are disenfranchised from their adopted political systems, argues the University of Birmingham's Jenny Phillimore.
Former US Congressman Lee Hamilton ponders the pros and cons of using direct democracy to reinvigorate the American political system.
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