June 5, 2013

Der Speigel's Mathieu von Rohr argues France is experiencing a democratic malaise due to a chronic lack of political leadership.

News
June 1, 2013

Micheal Teter from the University of Utah examines the implications of the policy gridlock that has hampered the past several US Congresses. 

Academic
July 21, 2015

Jennifer Hochschild of Harvard University and Katherine Levine Einstein of Boston University discuss how misinformation drives poor policy preferences.

Academic
February 1, 2015

International democracy think-tank Freedom House highlights 'disturbing declines' in democratic freedoms globally in its annual 2015 democracy survey. 

Report
June 1, 2014

Richard Cooke from The Monthly unpacks the growing disconnect between citizens and political parties in Australia. 

Opinion
September 11, 2012

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.

Academic
December 17, 2009

The Economist argues that referendums in California allowing citizens a direct say on constitutional and policy change are creating major governance problems.

Opinion
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
March 19, 2015

The Australian's Paul Kelly wonders how long it will be before we have a public debate in Australia about what he describes as a broken political system.

Opinion

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