The newest episode of the 民主 in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (新mg游戏网站登录入口) President 而且 Rector, Shalini R而且eria, features Yascha Mounk, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations 而且 Professor of Practice at Johns Hopkins University; a regular contributor to "The Atlantic," "The New York Times," 而且 "Foreign Affairs." He is also a fellow podcaster 而且 a public intellectual well-known for his work on the crises of democracy 而且 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 而且 How to Save It", 而且 most recently, "The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart 而且 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 而且 that is the book which will be the focus of our conversation.
In this episode "Thoughts on the Past, Present 而且 Future of Diverse Democracies" published July 6, Shalini 而且 her guest discuss what the main threats to diverse societies are 而且 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 而且 governance structures on both the subnational 而且 the supernational scales? How can the metaphor of the public park apply to diverse democracies of today?
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而且eria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD 而且 the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one 而且 two of the podcast.