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Lee Drutman from the New America Foundation argues that parliamentary systems consistently produce better outcomes than presidential ones.
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.
William Scheurerman from the University of Illinois highlights how liberal democracy struggles to keep pace with the current need for rapid decision-making.
Harvard University's Peter Hall reviews the book Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller.
Ian Marsh proposes in The Political Quarterly that the public would be better represented by the creation of new parliamentary committees.
A citizen-driven, wiki-style collaboration exercise underpinned a major rewrite of Alberta’s social policy and programs which was then funded to the tune of $1 billion by the Canadian province’s government.
Evgeny Morozov argues in MIT Technology Review that governments gathering huge amounts of personal information is a major threat to democracy.
Democracy think-tank newDemocracy highlights a range of potential options for new fora that renew and enhance citizen engagement.
In a 2013 report, the UK House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee recommends greater public engagement with policy-making.
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