When is it morally justifiable for an elected government to be thrown out in a coup?
Steve Fielding explores how political parties have recovered from big election defeats.
Boris Yeltsin wins the 1996 Russian presidential election.
Ben Wright explores the growth of direct democracy.
Jonathan Sumption explains how democracy can accommodate opposing opinions and interests
Zareer Masani considers the relationship between voting and other democratic rights.
Benet Brandreth criticises the bankruptcy of current political discourse.
Does America need to compare itself to other democratic countries?
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.
David Runciman explores democracy: is it still fit for purpose in today's UK?
Professor Giddens examines one of the most powerful ideas of the 20th century.
Engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Nick Robinson examines if we actually want as much democracy as we have.
Michael Portillo investigates the past and future of the fragile ideal that is democracy.
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.
Hardeep Singh Kohli wonders if we have had enough of professional politicians.
Shaun Ley follows the changing views of some floating voters.
Are Britain's two main political parties now in terminal decline?
How many democracies around the world are gradually being dismantled
Rosie Campbell examines the bias that voters bring to the ballot box.
What makes us change our mind when it comes to elections?
Combative, provocative and engaging debate chaired by Michael Buerk.
American geographer Diamond asks if democracies are agile enough to do what's needed.
Following the fluctuating views of floating voters who get political news via Facebook
Historian Peter Hennessy explores how history can help us navigate life after Covid-19.
Peter Macfadyen tells Helen Lewis his method for rebuilding democracy from the ground up.