Democracy 2025 resources
- Democracy 2025 Report No 8: Political trust and the COVID-19 crisis: Pushing populism to the backburner? (PDF, 4,851KB)
- Quarterly Bulletin: Democratic Conversations (PDF, 5,73KB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No 7: Is Australia still the lucky country? (PDF, 4,160KB)
- Nationhood, national identity and democracy - Hansard transcript of evidence for the committee's hearing in Canberra on Friday, 7 February 2020 (PDF, 525KB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No.6: How does Australia compare? what makes a leading democracy (April 2020) (PDF, 3.86MB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No.5: How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy (October 2019) (PDF, 1.3MB)
- Submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy (September 2019) (PDF, 1MB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No. 4. Defining the Challenge, making the change (September 2019) (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No. 3. Co-design and Deliberative Engagement: what works? (July 2019) (PDF, 1.4MB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No. 2. What lessons can we draw from international experience for bridging the trust divide? (December 2018) (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Democracy 2025 Report No. 1. Trust and Democracy in Australia (December 2018) (PDF, 17MB)
- Democracy 100 You Can Make a Difference. Towards a Charter For Australian Democracy? (PDF, 3.9MB)
- Delivering Digital Government: the Australian Public Scorecard (2017)
- How Australians Imagine Their Democracy: The "Power of Us" (2016) (PDF, 5MB)
- Who do you trust to run the country? (2016)
Please note that unless otherwise stated, the Australian data presented in these reports prior to 2014 are drawn from the Australian Election Study. This is a fantastic public resource for monitoring attitudinal data on democratic issues.
- Australians highly confident of government’s handling of coronavirus and economic recovery: new research
- Why Australia needs a post Covid-19 consensus to remain a lucky country(PDF, 150KB)
- Grattan Institute, 10 November 2019
- The Mandarin, 25 March 2019
- The Conversation, 13 December 2019
- The Conversation, 16 October 2019
- The Conversation, 25 February 2019
- The Conversation, 5 December 2018
- The Policy Space, 22 May 2019, The Polls May Have Been Off, but the Australian Federal Election Exposed a Growing Geographical and “Chattering” Divide
- The Policy Space, 15 May 2019, To Rebuild Trust in Politics, We Need to Place Trust in Citizens
- The Policy Space, 4 December 2018, Introducing Democracy 2025
- The Policy Space, 4 December 2018, Trust and Democracy in Australia - Democratic Decline and Renewal
- The Policy Space, 4 December 2018, A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma: Exploring Political Trust
- The Policy Space, 3 December 2018, Micro-institutions in Liberal Democracies: what they are and why they matter
- Collaborative practice repository – Participedia is a global on-line community dedicated to crowdsourcing, cataloguing and evaluating public participation interventions.
- Practice Note: Methodology for Evaluating the Quality of Collaboration (DOCX, 338KB)
- Presentation on Embedding Evidence based Practice to the Department of Jobs 2019 (PPT, 4.8MB)
- Presentation on Fiscal Space and Better Policy making with Jane Halton 2019 (PDF 1.9MB)
- Presentation on Trust in Federal Government to the APS January 2020 (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Presentation on Trust in Government Services to the APS January 2020 (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Presentation to IPAA Future Leaders Program on Trust in Government August 2019 (PDF, 1MB)
- Presentation to the APS on rebuilding trust through co-design 2019 (PDF, 2.4MB)
- Presentation to the APS on understanding public policy innovation March 2020 (PDF, 1MB)
Video and podcasts
- After the crisis: what lessons can be drawn from the management of COVID-19 for the recovery process? 21 July 2020
- Political Trust in Times of COVID-19, 26 June 2020
- Democratic Fundamentals episode 2: the role of the APS in a post-COVID-19 world, 19 May 2020
- Democracy Sausage podcast: Coronavirus crisis – there’s an app for that, 29 April 2020
- Democratic Fundamentals podcast, Episode 1: How does Australia compare, what makes a leading democracy? 2 April 2020
- Watch the Gov 2.0 Taskforce Ten Years On, 1 November 2019
- Watch Dr Helen Haines MP, Tanya Plibersek MP, David Sharma MP, Professor Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan and Professor Gerry Stoker discuss the findings from How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy at Parliament House on 16 October. The video was produced by our digital partner, contentgroup.
- Content Group, 25 January 2019
- Watch the APS Deliberative Jury, 14-15 February 2019
- Media Release - Democracy 2025 Report - Political Trust and the Covid19 crisis
- Canberra Times, Why the ACT needs a participatory budget post-COVID, 3 June 2020
- ABC Radio, The Focus, 6 March 2019
- 2ser 107.3, 28 February 2019
- Radio Adelaide, 28 Feb 2019
- 2SER 107.3, 9 December 2018
- The Guardian, 5 December 2018
- Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 2018
Recent academic publications
- Patrick Dunleavy and Mark Evans (2019), Australian administrative elites and the challenges of digital-era change.
- Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan, and Brendan McCaffrie, B. eds., From Turnbull to Morrison. Trust Divide, (2019), Melbourne, Melbourne University Press.
- Mark Evans, Patrick Dunleavy and Carmel McGregor (2018), Connecting Government in Australia: towards digital era governance
- Max Halupka (2018), The legitimisation of clicktivism, Australian Journal of Political Science, 53, 1, pp. 130-141.
- Max Halupka (2017), What Anonymous can tell us about the relationship between virtual community structure and participatory form , Policy Studies, 38, 2, pp.
- Peter John, Gerry Stoker and others (2019), Nudge, nudge, think, think: Experimenting with ways to change citizen behaviour, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Gerry Stoker (2019), Can the governance paradigm survive the rise of populism? Policy & Politics. Volume 47, Number 1, January 2019, pp. 3 18(16).
- Gerry Stoker (2019), Relating and Responding to the Politics of Resentment. The Political Quarterly, 90, 1, pp. 138-151.
- Gerry Stoker, Jinjing Li, Max Halupka & Mark Evans (2017), Complacent young citizens or cross-generational solidarity? An analysis of Australian attitudes to democratic politics , Australian Journal of Political Science, 52, 2, pp. 218-235.
- Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans, eds. (2017), Evidence-based policymaking and the social sciences: methods that matter, Bristol, Policy Press.