Elections are not getting any better, and the problems with the one we have just had in Australia are no different to earlier ones. But this time, I think (and hope) that the problems are more obvious to a wider group of thoughtful people.
After the 1993 Federal Election in Australia, I wrote a ‘provocation’ to my research colleagues. You can read it here. The only thing that has changed since then is that it probably doesn’t seem quite so provocative, and the many faults in using focus groups are more widely recognised. But will anyone do anything?