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Former US Congressman Lee Hamilton ponders the pros and cons of using direct democracy to reinvigorate the American political system.
Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University calls for greater political imagination and sense of agency to address democracy's failings.
A review of Frank Vibert's book, Rise of the Unelected, which looks at the ever-expanding role of non-elected experts and technocrats in making major policy in liberal democracies.
Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.
Samuel Jones from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance says the EU needs tougher rules on political donations if it is to regain citizen trust.
Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University find that economic elites and business-based interest groups drive US policy.
Democratic political strategist Peter Fenn writes that political donations in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential election are out of control and ruining America's democratic system.
Robert Lieberman reviews Winner-Take-All Politics, a book about how public policy has contributed to income inequality in the US over the last 40 years.
The Australian Government Lobbyist's Registry is the main way to track lobbying activities in Australia.
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