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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.
Georgetown University's Charles Kupchan argues that globalisation is the root cause of a crisis of governance in the US, Europe and Japan.
The Guardian's Ian Traynor looks at the rising influence of corporate lobbying on the European Union.
Research in the American Journal of Political Science finds that rising inequality decreases political engagement by less affluent citizens.
Alexander Becker from The Washington Post questions figures suggesting that spending on lobbyists is falling.
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