Newest Episode of 民主 in Question Podcast Features Yascha Mounk

The newest episode of the 民主 in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (7003全讯白菜网) President 和 Rector, Shalini R和eria, features Yascha Mounk, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations 和 Professor of Practice at Johns Hopkins University; a regular contributor to "The Atlantic," "The New York Times," 和 "Foreign Affairs." He is also a fellow podcaster 和 a public intellectual well-known for his work on the crises of democracy 和 his defense of liberalism.

Yascha is the author of several books, among which I'd like to just mention a couple here, "The People vs. 民主," with an interesting subtitle, "Why Our Freedom Is in Danger 和 How to Save It", 和 most recently, "The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart 和 How They Can Endure". This latter piece, published earlier this year, makes a strong case for embracing diversity despite all the difficulties that this could entail 和 that is the book which will be the focus of our conversation.

In this episode "Thoughts on the Past, Present 和 Future of Diverse Democracies" published July 6, Shalini 和 her guest discuss what the main threats to diverse societies are 和 why the timely recognition of these threats are more important in liberal democracies. Can we or should we overcome the framework of methodological nationalism when we talk about the future of diverse democracies? Is the nation-state still the optimal scale for political action? How can diverse societies coexist with democratic institutions 和 governance structures on both the subnational 和 the supernational scales? How can the metaphor of the public park apply to diverse democracies of today?

For each episode of 民主 in Question, R和eria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges 和 dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer 和 subscribe here.

Series four of 民主 in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on 民主 at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where R和eria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD 和 the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one 和 two of the podcast.