The Building Global Democracy Programme is a resource run by academics, politicians and activists with information and research on global democracy and how to make it happen.

Academic
April 3, 2015

Former federal government minister and Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne Barry Jones laments the failure of our current system of democracy to tackle 'wicked' policy problems.

Opinion
June 10, 2015

Two new apps allow a public servant or a citizen to live stream public meetings, writes Northeastern University's James Toscano.

Opinion
July 1, 2014

Janette Hartz-Karp and Brian Sullivan examine the limitations of online public deliberation and propose an alternative approach in the Journal of Public Deliberation.

Academic
June 25, 2015

The City of Melbourne, members of its People's Panel, and others, discuss how they helped form a $5 billion financial plan.

Opinion
December 11, 2014

Francesca Polletta, of the University of California, Irvine, argues the Internet has produced new understandings of equality, organisation and democracy.

Academic
August 16, 2015

Are plebiscites more democratic than elected representatives making decisions for us? Democracy Renewal's James CahillLyn Carson of the New Democracy Foundation and QUT's Peter Black discuss on RN Sunday Extra.

Opinion
May 11, 2015

A report from the University of Canberra concludes Australian democracy is ill, but not terminal.

Report

A new social media tool called Countable allows US citizens to review government proposals and say whether they support it.

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