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Political columnist Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal asks: are we asking too much of our elected politicians in a hyper-complex world?
The triumph of spin over substance points to deep problems within our political system, writes Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.
Dr Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne argues that major dysfunctions in our political system are stripping politicians of their ability to lead.
Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.
Peter Burdon from the Adelaide Law School asks whether democracy is fit-for-purpose to deal with climate change.
Gordon Goldstein in The Washington Post reviews Moises Naim’s book The End of Power which argues 'power is becoming easier to disrupt and harder to consolidate'.
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.
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