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Tom Engelhardt from The Nation Institute makes the case that a new, and unwelcome, system of governance is being created in the United States.
Robert Kaiser, formerly of the Washington Post, argues the US Congress is 'helpless and hopeless'.
Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.
Robert Lieberman reviews Winner-Take-All Politics, a book about how public policy has contributed to income inequality in the US over the last 40 years.
Former Deputy Mayor of Brisbane David Hinchliffe has some advice for improving democracy.
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.
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