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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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Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 2)

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This episode explores the challenges and stakes in the pursuit of strategic autonomy for the European Union. How has the war... more

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Martin Krygier on Anti-Constitutional Populism

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15 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Ken Opalo on the Prospects of Democracy in Africa

This episode explores the current state of democracy across Africa. What are the main achievements since the 1990s and what... more

01 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
Ronald Daniels on the Role of Universities in Strengthening Democracy

This episode explores the role universities play in upholding and deepening democracy. How does university education foster civic engagement and... more

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This episode explores the political mistakes which prevented human rights and the rule of law from taking root in Afghan society. What... more

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Thomas Carothers on Democratic Backsliding in a Comparative Perspective

What are the causes and consequences of democratic decline worldwide over the course of the last two decades? Has democracy... more

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Democracy in Question?
Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 2)
Democracy in Question?