In this episode, we explore the concept of democracy – and ask whether it’s under threat.
Leila Choukroune is Professor of International Law and Director of the Democratic Citizenship Thematic Area at the University of Portsmouth, whilst Daniel Bedford is Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for the Law School.
At a time when democracy seems particularly at risk, we take a look at its history, what is happening today – and, assuming we want to continue to live in a democratic world, how to ensure its future.
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Host: John Worsey
Producers: Robyn Montague & Glenn Harris for the University Of Portsmouth, Rick Simmonds & Katharine Kerr for Podcast Pioneers
Production Assistant: Vilma Olofsson
Professor Leila Choukroune: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/leila-choukroune
Daniel Bedford: https://researchportal.port.ac.uk/en/persons/daniel-bedford
Are we losing our right to protest: https://news.sky.com/story/public-order-laws-are-we-losing-the-right-to-protest-12878592
Armistice Day protests: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/09/london-pro-palestine-armistice-day-march
King Charles III Coronation protests: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/09/world/europe/uk-police-coronation-arrests.html
Human Dignity and Democracy in Europe: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/human-dignity-and-democracy-in-europe-9781789902839.html
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