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A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.
The University of Melbourne's Denis Muller takes a look at the media's influence over public policy.
Former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop suggests democracy is like a long distance runner with a heart condition.
Thorvaldur Gylfason from the University of Iceland outlines how the island nation sought to reshape its Constitution and political system after the GFC.
John Menadue, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, argues lobbying is a 'serious corruption of good governance'.
Anthony Zurcher in a blog for the BBC reviews the burgeoning infuence of campaign finance in deciding the result of the 2014 US Congressional elections.
Sydney University's John Keane argues parliamentary democracy is drifting back to 18th Century models.
David Skelton argues in The New Statesman that rule of the people has been replaced by rule of technocrats.
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