When is it morally justifiable for an elected government to be thrown out in a coup?
Boris Yeltsin wins the 1996 Russian presidential election.
Zareer Masani considers the relationship between voting and other democratic rights.
Onora O'Neill examines the quest for more accountability in government and institutions.
Does America need to compare itself to other democratic countries?
Niall Ferguson asks what constitutes a vibrant and independent civil society.
Melvyn Bragg examines the origins of the most cherished form of government in the world.
Michael Blastland looks at current events through the lens of psychology.
Professor Giddens examines one of the most powerful ideas of the 20th century.
Rachel Roberts argues that education needs a democratic revolution.
Michael Portillo investigates the past and future of the fragile ideal that is democracy.
Nick Robinson examines if we actually want as much democracy as we have.
Nick Robinson asks if vested interests dominate our democracy.
Michael Portillo examines the past and future of democracy over 2,500 years.
Nick Robinson asks if Parliament itself might be the obstacle to improving our democracy.
Ayesha Hazarika explains why she thinks humour is so important in our political discourse.
Chris Patten examines how governance affects sustainable development.
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
Dominic Sandbrook questions the political importance of Prime Minister's Questions.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of politics on psychoanalysis.
How Venezuela and others challenged the global economic model
Danny Wallace's history of the vox pop. Are the opinions of random people of any value?
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Professor Michael Sandel explores democracy with a group of MPs, peers and the public.
The political theorist who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger.
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