People, Power, Politics

People, Power, Politics

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The People, Power, Politics podcast brings you the latest insights into the factors that are shaping - and re-shaping - our political world. It is brought to you by the Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR) based at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Join us to better understand the factors that promote and undermine democratic government around the world!

Party People: Candidates and Party Evolution: A Discussion with Allan Sikk and Philipp Köker

March 27, 2024

Party People: Candidates and Party Evolution

Allan Sikk and Philipp Köker
Hosted by Tim Haughton

Contemporary politics is characterized by the rise (and fall) of many new parties. But what tools do political scientists have to map and measure elec…

Authoritarian Practices Go Well Beyond Authoritarian Regimes

March 13, 2024

Authoritarian Practices Go Well Beyond Authoritarian Regimes

Marlies Glasius
Hosted by Licia Cianetti

Authoritarianism is not something that happens only within the borders of authoritarian regimes. In this episode, Marlies Glasius talks with host Lici…

Airports, Buses, Internet Cables, and the Local and National Politics in the Philippines

February 28, 2024

Airports, Buses, Internet Cables, and the Local and National Politics in the Philippines

John Sidel
Hosted by Petra Alderman

What can airports, busses, and submarine internet cables tell us about the local and national politics in the Philippines? And how do they position th…

How to Stage a Coup and Ten Other Lessons from the World of Secret Statecraft

February 14, 2024

How to Stage a Coup and Ten Other Lessons from the World of Secret Statecraft

Rory Cormac
Hosted by Petra Alderman

Why do states engage in secret statecraft and covert action? How different are these secret and covert state activities in real world settings compare…

Why are there more women in parliament than ever before, and does it matter?

January 31, 2024

Why are there more women in parliament than ever before, and does it matter?

Aili Mari Tripp
Hosted by Nic Cheeseman

Why do some countries do better than others in advancing women as political leaders and in promoting women’s rights? And what difference does this mak…

Democracy, Great Powers, and the Russia-Ukraine War. A Discussion with Stefan Wolff

January 17, 2024

Democracy, Great Powers, and the Russia-Ukraine War

Stefan Wolff
Hosted by Petra Alderman

How helpful is the democracy-authoritarianism binary when it comes to our understanding of contemporary conflict? What is the state of the Russia-Ukra…

Have We Entered a New Era of African Politics and International Relations?

December 13, 2023

Have We Entered a New Era of African Politics and International Relations?

Mwita Chacha and Obert Hodzi
Hosted by Nic Cheeseman

Is the recent resurgence of military coups reshaping politics in sub-Saharan Africa? Is faith in multiparty elections waning among citizens? And how d…

Political Polarisation: Have We Got It Wrong?

November 17, 2023

Political Polarisation: Have We Got It Wrong?

Andreas Schedler
Hosted by Petra Alderman

What is political polarisation? How different is it from ‘normal’ democratic conflict? And why have we been getting it wrong? Listen to Andreas Schedl…

Making Sense of the 2023 Spanish Election: A Discussion with Patricia Correa

October 11, 2023

Making Sense of the 2023 Spanish Election

Patricia Correa
Hosted by Manoel Gehrke
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What were the key factors shaping the 2023 Spanish general election? How did the progressive government of Pedro Sánchez defy expectations and secur…

Coups and the Threat of “Feel Good” Militarism in Africa

September 15, 2023

Coups and the Threat of “Feel Good” Militarism in Africa

Rita Abrahamsen
Hosted by Nic Cheeseman
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Why are we seeing a rise in coups in Africa and growing debate about the possible benefits of military rule? What are the roots of “feel good” militar…

What Can We Learn from Indonesian Democracy? A Conversation with Dan Slater

August 16, 2023

What Can We Learn from Indonesian Democracy?

Dan Slater
Hosted by Petra Alderman
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What can we learn from Indonesia about democratic resilience and backsliding? Why should we think of Indonesian democracy as a useful example? And wha…

Is Democracy in Trouble?

July 25, 2023

Is Democracy in Trouble?

Nic Cheeseman
Hosted by Petra Alderman
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How much do we need to worry about the global state of democracy? And what do we need to do to better understand what is happening in different parts …