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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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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
Myanmar’s Struggle for Democratization

This episode focuses on Myanmar’s slow journey towards democratization, which appeared to have been halted by the military coup in... more

13 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
Imminent Scenarios in Ukraine

This episode explores Putin's threat to democracy in Europe and the Ukraine's conflict with Russia since the 2014 annexation of... more

30 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
Geopolitics of the War in Ukraine

This episode explores the geopolitical, economic, and social implications of the current war in Ukraine. The in-depth historical analysis, both... more

16 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
The Genealogy of Illiberalism

This episode explores the complex and contradictory relationship between liberalism and illiberalism in a historical framework. It speaks to several... more

02 Mar 2022 · 39 minutes
Freedom of Expression in an Unequal World

This episode explores challenges generated by the digital age and their impact on freedom of expression in an unequal world.... more

09 Feb 2022 · 32 minutes
Governance in Illiberal Democracies

This episode explores the political phenomena related to governance in illiberal democracies. What relationships do such regimes have to the... more

26 Jan 2022 · 34 minutes
Holding Power Accountable with Investigative Journalism

This episode explores what the Pandora Papers reveal about wealth and the governance of a global financial system. What are... more

12 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
Populism and democracy’s ‘critical infrastructure

This episode explores the concept of populism and fundamental structures that give legitimacy and efficacy to democratic politics. Is populism... more

08 Dec 2021 · 35 minutes
Democracy in Question?
Perspectives on Putin and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Democracy in Question?