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Bart Cammaerts from London School of Economics and Leo van Audenhove from Free University argue new forms of political participation are creating challenges for traditional forms of democracy.
Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, founder of democracy think-tank newDemocracy, writes in The Sydney Morning Herald that democracy needs to revamp itself by rediscovering the collaborative 'power of the people'.
A database by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance on how direct democracy initiatives are being used around the world.
Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.
The European Science Foundation outlines the benefits of putting digital technologies at the centre of democracy.
Harvard University’s Berkman Centre for Internet and Society reviews the potential of three types of e-democracy, including electronic voting and candidate-voter matching.
Stephen Coleman from Oxford University argues traditional forms of liberal democracy are struggling to engage with a digital world dominated by ‘networks’.
The UK Parliament needs to harness digital media to be a trusted source of political and policy information, according to a report by the Hansard Society.
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.
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