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13 July 2017

Checks and Balances: Independence of Judiciary and Parliaments

“It’s about building people’s confidence in the courts” explained IDLO Director-General Irene Khan on the topic of why judicial independence matters. “What are the issues of independence, integrity, approach, principle, ethics that build people’s trust in the judiciary?” How parliaments and the judiciary can maintain independence with one another and with the executive branch of government – while...
26 June 2017

Jean-François Bayart : J’essaie de nuire à la bêtise identitaire

Entretien avec le professeur Jean-François Bayart, titulaire de la chaire Yves Oltramare Religion et politique dans le monde contemporain, suite à la parution de son livre « L’impasse nationale-libérale...

29 May 2017

Stephen Holmes and Shalini Randeria discuss anti-liberalism

The first of a new series of interviews between guests and Institute professors.

17 May 2017

Do democracies and economic growth go hand in hand?

On 15 May, the Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy welcomed Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics at Cornell University, for a lecture on “Economics and Democracy in the Age of Globalisation”....

03 May 2017

Arjun Appadurai: How to cope with democratic fatigue?

On 25 April, Arjun Appadurai, Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, examined the factors behind the recent global rise of authoritarian populist leaders and movements...