November 16, 2011

David Skelton argues in The New Statesman that rule of the people has been replaced by rule of technocrats.

Opinion
May 11, 2015
Colin Crouch of the University of Warwick writes on how informal politics, while vital to the strength of democracy, undermines the equality of the electoral process.
Opinion
August 20, 1997

Former US Congressman Lee Hamilton ponders the pros and cons of using direct democracy to reinvigorate the American political system. 

Opinion
May 30, 2014

Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University calls for greater political imagination and sense of agency to address democracy's failings.

Academic
November 1, 2008

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. 

Academic
May 14, 2013

Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.

Academic
May 21, 2014

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.

Opinion
September 18, 2014

Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University find that economic elites and business-based interest groups drive US policy.

Academic
February 12, 2015

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.

Opinion

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