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John Petley: UKRAINE – some reflections on democracy and multiculturalism

John Petley: UKRAINE – some reflections on democracy and multiculturalism | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
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How technology can be used to combat political apathy

How technology can be used to combat political apathy | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
Estonia has been e-voting since 2005 while the UK lags woefully behind. Technology is transforming democracy across the globe
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E-thenian democracy

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Tweet from @harrynroth

Tweet from @harrynroth | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
Party policy on ways to improve/reform UK democracy @TiffinPolitics pic.twitter.com/rcNWNjreRp
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The perils of extreme democracy

The perils of extreme democracy | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
CALIFORNIA is once again nearing the end of its fiscal year with a huge budget hole and no hope of a deal to plug it, as its constitution requires. Other American...
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problems with direct democracy - California

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Revolting voters

Revolting voters | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
A huge year for democracy lies ahead: in 2014 voters will go to the polls in some of the biggest countries of the developing world, including India, Indonesia and...
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Threats to democracy and how it can be reformed

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Economist Debates: Democracy

Economist Debates: Democracy | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
Are worries about the health of democracy today overblown?
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Arguments for and against democracy

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Is the UK a liberal democracy?

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We are increasingly being governed by people with a diminished experience of the world beyond politics

We are increasingly being governed by people with a diminished experience of the world beyond politics | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
There is a growing trend for people to come into politics more or less straight from university. They are undoubtedly clever but this does not compensate for a deficiency of experience in other wal...
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Representation

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Speaker's committee to look into electronic voting

Speaker's committee to look into electronic voting | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
John Bercow sets up rare independent commission to explore possible reforms in move towards digital democracy
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E-thenian democracy

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The prospects for a dramatically more representative Parliament post 2015 are bleak

The prospects for a dramatically more representative Parliament post 2015 are bleak | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
The next election is an unknown quantity, with pundits and pollsters both divided on the likely outcome. However one thing is becoming increasingly clear: there is unlikely to be a large-scale gend...
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representation

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One man, many votes

One man, many votes | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
MORE than two centuries ago, the liberal philosopher Edmund Burke delivered a bracing warning to voters in Bristol, who had just elected him to Parliament. If his...
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Direct democracy

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Autocracy or democracy?

Autocracy or democracy? | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
REAL income in East Asia grew sevenfold from 1950 to 2005. Democracy has grown within the region too, in countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, Mongolia, and the...
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Link between economic growth and democracy

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The iPod generation demands a more bespoke version of democracy

The iPod generation demands a more bespoke version of democracy | DEMOCRACY IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE | Scoop.it
Voters are no longer content with the package deals offered by political parties in elections, argues Matt Qvortrup. Like music fans who prefer individualised playlists to pre-packaged albums, citi...
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Direct democracy (arguments for)

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