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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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Catherine Fieschi on the Rise of Populism

This episode explores how populism has irreversibly transformed the political landscape. How does digital media play a role in this... more

05 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
Seema Syeda Addresses Islamophobia Across Europe

This episode explores Islamophobia across Europe as a form of structural racism. How does Islamophobia operate as a tool of... more

22 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Zsolt Enyedi on the Crises of Liberalism

This episode explores the crises of liberalism. How do recent conditions of uncertainty and multiple crises play a role in... more

08 May 2024 · 50 minutes
Michael Woldemariam on Challenges Facing African Democracy (Part 2)

This episode explores how the legacies of European colonialism in Africa impact the success of democratization today. How do international... more

24 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Michael Woldemariam on Challenges Facing African Democracy (Part 1)

This episode explores political and military conflicts in Ethiopia and more broadly, in the Horn of Africa. Why has Ethiopia’s... more

10 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Vivek Maru on Legal Empowerment for Communities

This episode explores environmental justice and the democratization of law. What does it take to turn the law into something... more

13 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Oleksandra Matviichuk on Human Rights and Ukraine

This episode explores human rights in relation to Russia’s full-scale aggression on Ukraine. How do accountability gaps play a role... more

28 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
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
Democracy in Question?
Catherine Fieschi on the Rise of Populism
Democracy in Question?