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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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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
Alejandra Ballon Gutierrez on Body Politics in Peru

This episode explores former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's population control programs and how eugenic principles have led to the forceful... more

26 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Kim Lane Scheppele on Destroying Democracy by Law

This episode focuses on comparisons of soft authoritarian regimes and the phenomenon of autocratic legalism. How do the uses and... more

12 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Ulrike Flader on Turkey at the Crossroads

This episode explores the far-reaching implications of the recent Turkish elections. In a closely contested election, President Erdoğan has won... more

28 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 2)

This episode explores current dilemmas faced by the European Union and the pursuit of strategic autonomy. How has a reliance on... more

31 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Daniela Schwarzer on Europe’s Strategic Conundrums (Part 1)

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

17 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Martin Krygier on Anti-Constitutional Populism

This episode explores how populists effectively use constitutions to undermine and abolish constitutionalism. What legalistic tactics are often hiding behind culturalist... more

03 May 2023 · 49 minutes
Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani on Israel: Democracy on the Defensive

This episode explores what kind of democracy is being defended in Israel today. Who are the supporters of the ruling... more

19 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Sergei Guriev on the Changing Face of Autocracy

This episode explores the main differences between contemporary, quasi-dictatorial regimes based on spin, and older 20th-century dictatorships based on overt repression... more

29 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
Democracy in Question?
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz on a More Equitable Future
Democracy in Question?