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The Forum @ Houses of Parliament

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 November 2011

This week's Forum comes from the UK Parliament . Three distinguished guests and an audience probe the virtues and flaws of democracy in the Arab World and in Western parliamentary democracies.

Illustration by Emily Kasriel

Chapters

2 items
  • Part 1

    Creating democracy in the Arab World.

  • Part 2

    The virtues and flaws of established democracies

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy

    Baroness Helena Kennedy

    Baroness Helena Kennedy, a leading criminal and human rights lawyer, argues that the Rule of Law is fundamental to a healthy democracy.


    All Photos: Catherine Bebbington ©Parliamentary Copyright

  • Ramachandra Guha

    Ramachandra Guha

    One of India’s best known modern historians, Ramachandra Guha, of the London School of Economics celebrates the role of pluralism in Indian Democracy.

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Madawi Al-Rasheed

    And Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed from King’s College London says that calls from democracy often come from unexpected places.

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed and Ramachandra Guha

    Madawi Al-Rasheed and Ramachandra Guha

  • Baroness Helena Kennedy

    Baroness Helena Kennedy

  • Presenter Bridget Kendall

    Presenter Bridget Kendall

  • Presenter and guests on the stage

    Presenter and guests on the stage

  • Guests on stage

    Guests on stage

  • Ramachandra Guha and the audience

    Ramachandra Guha and the audience

  • In Next Week’s Programme:

    Unintended Consequences: how far are we in control of our economy, our environment and our audiences. With economist Robert Frank, environmental scientist Peter Liss and singer Claron McFadden.

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