April 1, 1997

Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve system, Alan Blinder, argues that important areas of policy-making need to quarantined from day-to-day politicking.

Academic
February 11, 2015

Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.

Opinion
May 8, 2015

David Runciman reflects in the London Review of Books on the 2015 UK national election result, saying majority governments are not tackling long-term problems.

Opinion
November 6, 2013

Ivor Crewe from Oxford University concludes governments get policy wrong because they're disconnected from citizens and other key stakeholders. 

Opinion
April 22, 2015

The failure to tackle climate change speaks to an overall failure of our liberal democratic system, say Travers McLeod and Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.

Opinion
July 13, 2006

Political columnist Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal asks: are we asking too much of our elected politicians in a hyper-complex world? 

Opinion
July 28, 2014

The triumph of spin over substance points to deep problems within our political system, writes Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne.

Opinion
February 9, 2015

Dr Mark Triffitt from the University of Melbourne argues that major dysfunctions in our political system are stripping politicians of their ability to lead.

Opinion
April 17, 2012

Marc Abrahams highlights in The Guardian how selecting elected representatives randomly rather than through political party systems could make democracies work better.

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