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Anthony Zurcher in a blog for the BBC reviews the burgeoning infuence of campaign finance in deciding the result of the 2014 US Congressional elections.
Peter Burdon from the Adelaide Law School asks whether democracy is fit-for-purpose to deal with climate change.
Norway's efforts to cap election spending point to a simple but effective way to reduce the role of money politics on democracy, says Emmett Rensin from Mic.com.
Former Presidential adviser Jiri Pehe examines the Czech Republic's struggles with democracy 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A database published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance examines and compares how political donations are regulated around the world.
Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.
Democratic political strategist Peter Fenn writes that political donations in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential election are out of control and ruining America's democratic system.
The Guardian's Ian Traynor looks at the rising influence of corporate lobbying on the European Union.
Alexander Becker from The Washington Post questions figures suggesting that spending on lobbyists is falling.
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