April 8, 2014

Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs argues that the rise of micro-parties in Australia shows dissatisfaction with the major parties.

Opinion
February 23, 2015

The power of micro-parties in the Australian Senate is a symptom of an archaic system that needs to be updated, say Mark Triffitt and Travers McLeod from the University of Melbourne. 

Opinion
February 10, 2014

Preston Manning and Andre Turcotte write in The Globe and Mail that Canada's political parties are failing to engage with voters on a range of pressing policy issues. 

Opinion
June 1, 2014

Richard Cooke from The Monthly unpacks the growing disconnect between citizens and political parties in Australia. 

Opinion
December 18, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.

Report