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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

Mykola Gnatovskyy on the establishment of a Special Tribunal to Investigate the Crimes of Aggression against Ukraine

How and why did the idea of calling for the establishment of a special tribunal to investigate the crimes of... more

28 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Neloufer de Mel on the Current Economic, Social and Political Situation in Sri Lanka

The causes of the current societal, economic, and political crisis in Sri Lanka are complex. The immediate roots of the... more

14 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
The Fragility of US Democracy and the Genuine Threat of Fascism it Faces

The U.S. is in the midst of an ongoing coup, there is a real threat of fascist tendencies in the... more

31 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Mary Kaldor on NATO, Human Security, the Changing Face of Global War and the Effectiveness of Sanctions and Debt Cancellation

A new world order is in place where according to Kaldor, perpetual violence has become the norm. How come these... more

17 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future of Diverse Democracies

What are the main threats to diverse societies and why is the timely recognition of these threats more important in... more

06 Jul 2022 · 47 minutes
Current State of Affairs in Putin’s Russia

This episode presents a description of the current situation in Putin's totalitarian Russia and analyzes whether there is hope for... more

22 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Faltering democratic systems and the need to reconstruct democracy

Why is democracy faltering around the world even in countries where it was previously well established? Why an unelected, non-democratic... more

08 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
The French Presidential Election and the State of Democracy in France

In this episode the focus is on the latest presidential elections in France and the state of its democracy. What... more

25 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Perspectives on Putin and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

This episode discusses how Vladimir Putin’s worldview was shaped and explores his possible motives for invading Ukraine. Also examined is... more

11 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Assessing the 2022 Hungarian Parliamentary Elections

This episode provides insight into why Hungary’s Viktor Orban was reelected to a consecutive fourth term with another parliamentary supermajority.... more

27 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
Democracy in Question?
Mykola Gnatovskyy on the establishment of a Special Tribunal to Investigate the Crimes of Aggression against Ukraine
Democracy in Question?