This is part of #DemocracyFutures lunchtime seminar series. Speaker: Dr Emma Jane (previously known as Emma Tom), The University of New South Wales This seminar will investigate the threat posed to online participation and digital citizenship by one manifestation of what the American computer scientist Jaron Lanier...

By John Keane The following remarks on a famous work by Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859) were presented as a lecture to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Scholars Program at the University of Sydney, 24th April, 2015. The young aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, sketch...

Published on 31 March 2015 by Electoral Integrity Project This article addresses the question of whether a 'crisis of democracy' is an invention of theoretically complex but empirically-ignorant theorists who adhere to an excessively unrealistic normative ideal of democracy. Evidence is considered at three levels:  (i)...

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