Spot the First Minister?! Nicola Sturgeon campaigning in Edinburgh on 3 April 2015. Image credit: hockadilly
Can democracy adapt to our strained political system? Who (if anyone) will ‘win’ in 2015? What can the lessons of the past teach us about the future?
David Runciman, Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies here in Cambridge, puts these questions and more to philosophers, historians, scientists, and political thinkers in a weekly podcast in the run-up to the general election.
In recent weeks, he's talked to:
- Maurice Glasman on democracy, creative destruction and Wolf Hall: listen to episode 1
- Clare Jackson on the UK, Scotland, and the politics of memory: listen to episode 5
- Michael Howard and Stephan Shakespeare on Margaret Thatcher, the true power of polls, and the impact of UKIP in 2015: listen to episode 7
- Simon Szreter on conspiracy theories, trust in politics and solutions: listen to the latest episode
The ELECTION team publish a new episode every Wednesday.