January 1, 2011

Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips from Columbia University argue US state-elected representatives often ignore majority public opinion, opting instead for the party line.

April 28, 2014

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.

April 1, 2012

Seongyi Yun and Hee Min of Kyung Hee University argue that South Korea has a significant democratic deficit.


This term describes shortfalls in key attributes of democratic systems.

November 3, 2015

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