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Democracy and its discontents

Flinders, Matthew, Ishkanian, Armine, Lawson, George, Mollett, Amy and Brumley, Cheryl (2012) Democracy and its discontents. The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Professor of Politics at Sheffield University, Matthew Flinders, talks about his new book Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century, and argues that the problem with politics is not politicians themselves but the public’s understanding of the processes involved. LSE’s Armine Ishkanian speaks about her book Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia and how civil society and democratisation projects need a firm grounding in a country’s grassroots in order to successfully aid its transition to democracy. George Lawson, Professor of International Relations at the LSE and an expert in democratisation and revolutions, tells us about the role the anti-apartheid movement had in sparking his early interest in international relations. We also catch-up with LSE Bees to talk about the wonders of hive behaviour. Produced by Cheryl Brumley. Presented by Amy Mollett. Other Contributors: Cheryl Brumley, Matthew Flinders, Armine Ishkanian, Elisa de Denaro Vieira, George Lawson, LSE Bees. Music and sound came courtesy of the following users at freesound.org: bebeto (Intro music); Harri (Hypno1 and Hypno5); and Harp (Pryght-one).

Item Type: Audio
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/podcasts/
Additional Information: © 2012 London School of Economics and Political Science
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 11:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52145/

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