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Citizen disconnect takes hold in major Western countries, according to report by international think-tank Transatlanic Academy.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance presents detailed voter turnout figures in democracies since 1945.
The University of Melbourne's Sally Young argues the reasons Australians vote the way they do, or fail to vote at all, are becoming more complex.
A report by the British House of Commons states that low voter registration and turnout is approaching a 'crisis'.
British think-tank Institute for Public Policy Research calls for compulsory voting in the UK to reverse low voter turnout among the young and less affluent.
Ahead of the British General Election in May 2015, the Church of England argues British democracy is failing.
Paul Twivy argues in The Guardian that Britons want more from their democracy than an election every five years.
Thomas Edsell from Columbia University discusses some of the factors affecting political engagement in the US.
The December 2014 national election in Japan had the lowest voter turnout on record, with over 30 million more abstentions than 2009.
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