Reverend Edward Norman contemplates if human rights are the newest form of Commandments.
Challenging received ideas. Today: would we be better off selecting our MPs at random?
Benet Brandreth criticises the bankruptcy of current political discourse.
Sir Douglas Wass examines the executive power of Parliament.
Chris Patten examines how governance affects sustainable development.
Lord McCluskey argues ultimate responsibility for legislation lies with Parliament.
Julia Langdon on changes to Parliament over 40 years, with Betty Boothroyd and Ken Clarke.
Kamin Mohammadi says life under an authoritarian regime is lived more creatively.
Engaging debate on the morality of meritocracy and privilege, chaired by Michael Buerk.
Michael Buerk asks if the monarchy is compatible with a truly meritocratic society.
Series of programmes examining key phrases in public debate
Michael Rosen examines words and phrases in public debate to see how they influence us.
How useful is the term patriarchy to understand gender imbalance?
Why obey the law? Does the law have any moral force?
Toby Young asks if his father's dark prophesy about meritocracy is becoming a reality.
Neil MacGregor focuses on the faiths that have sought to establish a state of their own.
Combative debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
The political theorist who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger.
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