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Mark Beeson from the University of Western Australia argues dysfunctional democracies are the new political normal across much of the world.
Der Speigel's Mathieu von Rohr argues France is experiencing a democratic malaise due to a chronic lack of political leadership.
Micheal Teter from the University of Utah examines the implications of the policy gridlock that has hampered the past several US Congresses.
Jennifer Hochschild of Harvard University and Katherine Levine Einstein of Boston University discuss how misinformation drives poor policy preferences.
International democracy think-tank Freedom House highlights 'disturbing declines' in democratic freedoms globally in its annual 2015 democracy survey.
Richard Cooke from The Monthly unpacks the growing disconnect between citizens and political parties in Australia.
Adrian Little from the University of Melbourne and Michael Crozier from Murdoch Univerisity argue the growing complexity of society makes it harder for traditional political parties to gain support.
The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.
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.
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