Democracy in Question?

By Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

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Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, renowned social anthropologist Shalini Randeria invites a leading scholar to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. They investigate what needs to be done to ensure the future well-being of our democratic institutions and practices.

Episode Date
Seema Syeda Addresses Islamophobia Across Europe
May 22, 2024
Zsolt Enyedi on the Crises of Liberalism
May 08, 2024
Michael Woldemariam on Challenges Facing African Democracy (Part 2)
Apr 24, 2024
Michael Woldemariam on Challenges Facing African Democracy (Part 1)
Apr 10, 2024
Vivek Maru on Legal Empowerment for Communities
Mar 13, 2024
Oleksandra Matviichuk on Human Rights and Ukraine
Feb 28, 2024
Dilip Gaonkar on the "Degenerations of Democracy"
Feb 14, 2024
Yanis Varoufakis on "Technofeudalism"
Jan 31, 2024
Nancy Fraser on "Cannibal Capitalism"
Jan 17, 2024
Paul Lendvai on "Austria Behind the Mask"
Nov 22, 2023
Maciej Kisilowski on the Polish Elections
Nov 08, 2023
Kalypso Nicolaidis on Governing Together Through Demoicracy (Part 2)
Oct 25, 2023
Kalypso Nicolaidis on Governing Together Through Demoicracy (Part 1)
Oct 11, 2023
Janka Oertel on "The End of the China Illusion" (Part 2)
Sep 27, 2023
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equitable Future
Sep 13, 2023
Janka Oertel on "The End of the China Illusion" (Part 1)
Aug 30, 2023
Alejandra Ballon Gutierrez on Body Politics in Peru
Jul 26, 2023
Kim Lane Scheppele on Destroying Democracy by Law
Jul 12, 2023
Ulrike Flader on Turkey at the Crossroads
Jun 28, 2023
Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 2)
May 31, 2023
Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 1)
May 17, 2023
Martin Krygier on Anti-Constitutional Populism
May 03, 2023
Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani on Israel: Democracy on the Defensive
Apr 19, 2023
Sergei Guriev on the Changing Face of Autocracy
Mar 29, 2023
Mukulika Banerjee on the Cultivation of Democracy in India
Mar 15, 2023
Ken Opalo on the Prospects of Democracy in Africa
Mar 01, 2023
Ronald Daniels on the Role of Universities in Strengthening Democracy
Feb 15, 2023
Shaharzad Akbar on Afghanistan after Democracy
Feb 01, 2023
Thomas Carothers on Democratic Backsliding in a Comparative Perspective
Jan 18, 2023
Azadeh Moaveni on the Ongoing Iranian Demonstrations Fueled and Led by Women
Dec 21, 2022
Ricardo Regatieri on Brazilian Elections: Bolsonarism and Its Aftermath
Dec 07, 2022
Charles Taylor on Degenerations and Regenerations of Democracy
Nov 23, 2022
Craig Calhoun on the Current Crisis of American and Global Democracy and Potential Remedies
Nov 09, 2022
Leonard Benardo on Civil Society and the Politics and Practices of Civil Society Organizations
Oct 26, 2022
Nadia Urbinati on the Resurgence of Populism, its History, and its Various Forms
Oct 12, 2022
Mykola Gnatovskyy on the establishment of a Special Tribunal to Investigate the Crimes of Aggression against Ukraine
Sep 28, 2022
Neloufer de Mel on the Current Economic, Social and Political Situation in Sri Lanka
Sep 14, 2022
The Fragility of US Democracy and the Genuine Threat of Fascism it Faces
Aug 31, 2022
Mary Kaldor on NATO, Human Security, the Changing Face of Global War and the Effectiveness of Sanctions and Debt Cancellation
Aug 17, 2022
Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of Diverse Democracies
Jul 06, 2022
Current State of Affairs in Putin’s Russia
Jun 22, 2022
Faltering democratic systems and the need to reconstruct democracy
Jun 08, 2022
The French Presidential Election and the State of Democracy in France
May 25, 2022
Perspectives on Putin and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
May 11, 2022
Assessing the 2022 Hungarian Parliamentary Elections
Apr 27, 2022
Myanmar’s Struggle for Democratization
Apr 13, 2022
Imminent Scenarios in Ukraine
Mar 30, 2022
Geopolitics of the War in Ukraine
Mar 16, 2022
The Genealogy of Illiberalism
Mar 02, 2022
Freedom of Expression in an Unequal World
Feb 09, 2022
Governance in Illiberal Democracies
Jan 26, 2022
Holding Power Accountable with Investigative Journalism
Jan 12, 2022
Populism and democracy’s ‘critical infrastructure
Dec 08, 2021
The Right to Belong
Nov 24, 2021
The Role of Radio in Transitions to Democracy
Nov 10, 2021
Biopolitics from Below
Oct 27, 2021
Challenges of the Israeli democracy today
Oct 13, 2021
Language and public discourse in the success of right-wing political movements
Sep 29, 2021
The struggle for voting rights in the US today
Sep 15, 2021
Can the concept of "fascism" be used to understand the pathologies of US politics, past and present?
Aug 25, 2021
Why are reproductive rights so contentious in the US and Argentina?
Aug 11, 2021
When and how is power visible in politics?
Jul 28, 2021
How can we structure digital spaces more democratically?
Jul 15, 2021
Can democracy survive in Hong Kong?
Jun 30, 2021
What keeps democracies alive?
Jun 16, 2021
What is the legacy of Egypt’s Arab Spring, 10 years on?
Jun 02, 2021
What ails Indian democracy today?
May 19, 2021
Does liberalism need reinvention in the 21st century?
May 05, 2021
Covid-19: How can we democratize vaccine access?
Apr 21, 2021
Democracy from below: What real utopias can we build on?
Feb 25, 2021
Can liberal democracy outlive climate change?
Feb 11, 2021
How do economic inequalities corrode democratic processes?
Jan 28, 2021
How does austerity politics weaken democracy?
Jan 14, 2021
What will remain of Trumpism going forward?
Dec 18, 2020
‘Soft authoritarianism’, a new face of electoral democracy?
Dec 03, 2020
Can liberal democracy right the wrongs of racial and gender injustices?
Nov 19, 2020
Undermining democracy by democratic means: how can we stop it?
Nov 04, 2020
Can and should Western style democracy be exported far and wide?
Oct 22, 2020
American democracy: a Trumpian blip or a deeper malaise?
Oct 08, 2020
Introducing Democracy in Question
Sep 24, 2020