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Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes a case for why lobbyists benefit democracy.
John Keane of the University of Sydney considers whether the belief in the universality of ‘free and fair’ elections is a worn-out dogma that's urgently in need of replacement.
Lynn Sanders from the University of Chicago argues that deliberative democracy may lead to ‘anti-democratic’ outcomes.
Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.
The University of Pennsylvania's John Dilulio Jr. argues out-sourcing, privatisation and under-investment is 'decaying' the US Government.
John Menadue argues lobbyists and rent-seekers are corrupting democracy.
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.
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