Is democracy dying before our eyes?

Yascha Mounk considers what the international rise of populism means for the future democracy, and how we can save it

Professor Glyn Davis

Published 25 May 2018

Episode 40

From India to Turkey and Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power, as the rule of law and the respect for democratic institutions and processes becomes ever more frayed.

Is the survival of liberal democracy, the system that helped spread peace and prosperity, at risk?

Yascha Mounk, lecturer on political theory at Harvard University, and author of The People versus Democracy– why our freedom is in danger and how to save it - joins Professor Glyn Davis to discuss whether democracy is wilting and what we can do to reverse this worrying trend.

Episode recorded: 18 May 2018 Series producer: Eoin Hahessy Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer

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