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Democracy in Question?
Democracy in Question?
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, renowned social anthropologist Shalini Randeria invites a leading... more

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Episodes

Dilip Gaonkar on the "Degenerations of Democracy"

This episode explores contemporary fears about the decline of democracy. Is the current downward spiral actually part of a rhythmic... more

14 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Yanis Varoufakis on "Technofeudalism"

This episode explores the concept of technofeudalism and the role of digital platforms in governing the lives of individuals. How... more

31 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Nancy Fraser on "Cannibal Capitalism"

This episode explores the pitfalls of understanding capitalism as a merely economic system. How does this narrow conventional view obscure... more

17 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
Paul Lendvai on "Austria Behind the Mask"

This episode explores Austrian history and politics, looking to lessons of the past to understand the future of democracy in... more

22 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Maciej Kisilowski on the Polish Elections

This episode explores Poland's recent election results and their significance as a turning point in democracy in Poland. Will this... more

08 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Kalypso Nicolaidis on Governing Together Through Demoicracy (Part 2)

This episode explores grassroots utopian practices and the Democratic Odyssey project, which recently convened in Athens. Building upon the notion... more

25 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
Kalypso Nicolaidis on Governing Together Through Demoicracy (Part 1)

This episode explores the notion of “demoicracy” in the European Union - the ideal of a union of people that... more

11 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Janka Oertel on "The End of the China Illusion" (Part 2)

This episode explores China's thinly veiled projects of expanding global influence. Does Chinese control of critical infrastructure and economic supply... more

27 Sep 2023 · 54 minutes
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equitable Future

This episode, recorded live at the 2023 Alpbach Forum in Tirol, Austria, explores why economic inequalities have increased over recent... more

13 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Janka Oertel on "The End of the China Illusion" (Part 1)

This episode explores illusions about China's ambitions related to expanding military and economic power. How have such illusions been perpetuated... more

30 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Democracy in Question?
Dilip Gaonkar on the "Degenerations of Democracy"
Democracy in Question?