Interview series on democracy

The research developed at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy is discussed in video interviews with Faculty and Visiting Professors.

 

 

Aruna Roy in a discussion with Deval Desai

Aruna Roy, right to information activist and co-founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, discusses the challenges of using information in a democracy for counter-majoritarian political purposes, in a discussion with Deval Desai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute's Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.

     
 

Nikhil Dey

Nikhil Dey, right to information activist and co-founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, reflects on the challenges of turning information transparency into political accountability in India, in a discussion with Deval Desai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute's Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.

 

     
 

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou 

Prof. Mohammad Ould-Mohamedou discusses his comparative research project on social contracts with Shalini Randeria, Director of the Graduate Institute's Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.

     
 

Kaushik Basu

In May 2017, Kaushik Basu, who served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India before being appointed Chief Economist at the World Bank, was Visiting Professor at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy. He was interviewed by Ugo Panizza, Graduate Institute Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, on the relationship between economic development and democracy.

     

 

Arjun Appadurai

Interview - Populism, nationalism and democracy
Arjun Appadurai, Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, discusses the rise of populism and the future of the nation state with Shalini Randeria, Director of the Graduate Institute's Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

     
 

Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes, Professor of Law at New York University and Professor Shalini Randeria discuss anti-liberalism.

     
 

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology
The 2010’s was a critical period in the continuing, established trend of the spread of democracy worldwide: from the Arab Spring countries of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen to the unfolding turmoil of Myanmar and Ukraine, by way of the upheavals in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ivory Coast, social mobilisation against autocratic, corrupt, or military regimes has precipitated political transitions that are characteristic of "democratisation."