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Democracy Podcasts


CEU Democracy Institute  podcasts feature interviews and discussions about cutting-edge research in the field of democratic theory, processes of de- and re-democratization and other topics on the Institute’s research agenda.  Researchers at the Institute and its Review of Democracy (RevDem) also provide additional readings and comments for opportunities of deepening knowledge on the specific topic,  making it ideal for both curriculum development and individual study. 

New Podcast: Dangerous Fakes

The ninth episode of the series focuses on how anti-democratic forces use fakes, counterfeits, forgeries, and other forms of distortion and manipulation to undermine public confidence in democratic structures and norms.

Imperialism in Russian Literature

In this conversation with Kasia Krzyzanowska, Professor Ewa Thompson discusses the imperialistic features of the Russian Federation.

The State of the Rule of Law in the USA and the EU

In this interview, RevDem Editor Oliver Garner converses with Niels Kirst about the state of the Rule of Law in the USA and the EU.

How the Carefare Gender Regime Shapes Hungary

RevDem Editor László Bence Bari in conversation with Éva Fodor, Professor at the Gender Studies and Pro-Rector of the Central European University about her latest book The Gender Regime of Anti-Liberal Hungary.

Brazilian Intellectuals and the French Social Sciences

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Ian Merkel discusses why Brazil in the 1930s offered such a precious opportunity to innovate in the social sciences.

Re-establishing the Epistemological Foundations of EU Law

Oliver Garner interviews our Co-Director Renáta Uitz on the distinct but interconnected roles of the European Parliament and the Court of Justice in combating the Rule of Law crisis.

The First Revolution Born in Oxford

In conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Simon Kuper – author of the new book “Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK” – discusses why Oxford University was so crucial to the formation of the current Tory elite.

Reflections of a European Man

In conversation with RevDem editor Kasia Krzyzanowska, Stefan Auer discusses his new book European Disunion. Democracy, Sovereignty, and the Politics of Emergency.

A Story of Polish Serfdom

In a conversation with Kasia Krzyzanowska, Kacper Pobłocki discusses his recent book Chamstwo and reflects on how Polish society was historically based on violence.

The Most Important Rules Ever Formulated for Armed Conflict

In this conversation with Ferenc Laczó, Boyd van Dijk – author of the new monograph “Preparing for War: The Making of the Geneva Conventions” discusses what makes the Geneva Conventions such defining documents when it comes to formulating rules for armed conflict.