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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Selection procedures and roles of upper chambers in other democracies

Australia The Senate has 72 members with each of the six States having 12 senators and the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory two each. They are elected under a Proportional Representation system. The Senate has the power to reject any bill, with conflicts being resolved through negotiations between the two chambers. Belgium The…

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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Promoting the Democratic Dividend

We are generally comfortable with the belief that, with representatives chosen through free and fair elections, the conditions for democracy are in place and provide the optimum basis for government. However, elections are not in themselves the culmination of democracy but a stage in a process, which voters can reasonably expect will ultimately benefit themselves…

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