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Democracy is a delicate form of government that requires an engaged citizenry and strong institutions. Democratization, the process in which nondemocracies transition toward that system, is even more fraught with challenges. This collection explores democracy and the democratization process worldwide: its birth pangs, pitfalls, successes, and future.

Latest Episodes

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

How is today's Internet driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism—and what can be done about it? Legal scholar Cass Sunstein shares the results of his research.

61 MIN2017 MAY 9
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#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought - 0

"Democracy begins in bloodshed and it comes to life only through conflict," says Harvard's James T. Kloppenberg in this masterful talk. How have the French Revolution and civil wars in England and America "poisoned the ethic of reciprocity on which democracy depends"? Why is this so important in 2017?

66 MIN2017 APR 13
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Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought - 0

Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy - 0

In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander Görlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right in Europe, Brexit, the results of the U.S. election, the refugee crisis, and more.

52 MIN2017 FEB 15
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Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy - 0

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics - 0

How exactly should we define populism? What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left? And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.

61 MIN2017 FEB 7
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The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics - 0

Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union - 0

To avoid disaster, the EU needs to become a real federation, argues Guy Verhofstadt. "That means a small, real European government controlled by two bodies, a parliament representing the citizens and a senate representing the Member States, with a real budget, with a defense union--with everything that is needed to make the Union more effective."

62 MIN2017 JAN 28
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Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union - 0

What is Populism?

There's a wave of populist leaders around the world right now, from Erdoğan to Trump. What defines a populist exactly, and why are they so dangerous? Learn more in this most timely interview.

21 MIN2016 NOV 8
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What is Populism?

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era - 0

BC--before the Constitution--the history of the world was the history of kings, emperors, and tsars. AD--after the document--the world would never be the same again, says Constitutional law scholar Akhil Reed Amar. And the Constitution is particularly important in a fraught presidential election like this one.

69 MIN2016 OCT 11
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The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era - 0

Money and American Politics: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig - 0

On a crusade against the corrupting influence of money in politics, Lawrence Lessig founded a "super PAC" which raised $10 million to support candidates committed to radical reform of campaign financing. Most of them lost, but Lessig is not daunted. He fights on, convinced that the majority of Americans agree with him and that change will come.

64 MIN2014 DEC 23
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Money and American Politics: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig - 0

A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - 0

In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance of ethics, education, and service.

70 MIN2014 NOV 8
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A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - 0

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - 0

What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.

62 MIN2014 OCT 16
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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - 0

Latest Episodes

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

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61 MIN2017 MAY 9
Comments
#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought - 0

"Democracy begins in bloodshed and it comes to life only through conflict," says Harvard's James T. Kloppenberg in this masterful talk. How have the French Revolution and civil wars in England and America "poisoned the ethic of reciprocity on which democracy depends"? Why is this so important in 2017?

66 MIN2017 APR 13
Comments
Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought - 0

Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy - 0

In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander Görlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right in Europe, Brexit, the results of the U.S. election, the refugee crisis, and more.

52 MIN2017 FEB 15
Comments
Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy - 0

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics - 0

How exactly should we define populism? What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left? And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.

61 MIN2017 FEB 7
Comments
The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics - 0

Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union - 0

To avoid disaster, the EU needs to become a real federation, argues Guy Verhofstadt. "That means a small, real European government controlled by two bodies, a parliament representing the citizens and a senate representing the Member States, with a real budget, with a defense union--with everything that is needed to make the Union more effective."

62 MIN2017 JAN 28
Comments
Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union - 0

What is Populism?

There's a wave of populist leaders around the world right now, from Erdoğan to Trump. What defines a populist exactly, and why are they so dangerous? Learn more in this most timely interview.

21 MIN2016 NOV 8
Comments
What is Populism?

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era - 0

BC--before the Constitution--the history of the world was the history of kings, emperors, and tsars. AD--after the document--the world would never be the same again, says Constitutional law scholar Akhil Reed Amar. And the Constitution is particularly important in a fraught presidential election like this one.

69 MIN2016 OCT 11
Comments
The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era - 0

Money and American Politics: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig - 0

On a crusade against the corrupting influence of money in politics, Lawrence Lessig founded a "super PAC" which raised $10 million to support candidates committed to radical reform of campaign financing. Most of them lost, but Lessig is not daunted. He fights on, convinced that the majority of Americans agree with him and that change will come.

64 MIN2014 DEC 23
Comments
Money and American Politics: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig - 0

A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - 0

In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance of ethics, education, and service.

70 MIN2014 NOV 8
Comments
A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - 0

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - 0

What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.

62 MIN2014 OCT 16
Comments
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - 0
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