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South Australia's Premier Jay Weatherill argues democracy isn't in crisis, but the public need to be more involved in solutions.
Archon Fung from Harvard University and Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin highlight examples of participatory democracy in action.
Paul Twivy argues in The Guardian that Britons want more from their democracy than an election every five years.
Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.
The Asia-Europe Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and International IDEA examine how citizen movements in Europe and Asia are emerging as alternatives to major political parties.
Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders.
A report by the UK Parliament on how to mesh democracy with the digital world outlines an ambitious plan to renew transparency and re-engage with citizens.
Alex Runswick, head of British democracy reform group Unlock Democracy, says the 2015 election shows Britain's voting system is outdated.
Bruce Ackerman from Yale University and James Fishkin from Stanford University propose a future when special 'Deliberation Days' are set aside for citizens to reflect and debate on important policy issues in the lead up to an election.
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