September 2018

The Boston Building Better Elections Workshop

Toby James writes: Last week, I was one of the co-chairs (with Holly Ann Garnett) of the conference on ‘“Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management’, held at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.

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How well does the UK’s media system support democratic politics and represent citizens’ interests?

Democratic Audit: The growth of ‘semi-democracies’ across the world, where elections are held but are rigged by state power-holders, has brought into ever-sharper focus how much a country’s media system conditions the quality of its democracy. Free elections without some form of media diversity and balance clearly cannot hope to deliver effective liberal democracy. Ros Taylor and […]

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