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When Conservatives endanger democracy

  • The fate of centre-right Conservative parties have largely determined whether democracy thrived, as in Britain, or died, as in Weimar Germany (Photo: Helena Malikova)

Political scientist Daniel Ziblatt is best known for co-authoring the 2018 bestseller How Democracies Die.

The book is an indictment of US Republicans and their failure to resist Donald Trump. Ziblatt's work also examines how conservative parties have largely determined whether democracy thrived, as in Britain, or died, as in Weimar Germany.

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In this episode he discusses dilemmas facing Europe's modern-day conservative parties, including the German Christian Democratic Union and the European People's Party.

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EU Scream is the progressive politics podcast from Brussels. Produced by James Kanter with graphics by Helena Malikova and music by Lara Natale.

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When Conservatives endanger democracy

In this episode Daniel Ziblatt discusses the dilemmas facing Europe's modern-day conservative parties - including the German Christian Democratic Union and the European People's Party.

Citizen deliberation in light of an insurrection

Can the EU do more to hold back the kinds of malign forces that overran the US Capitol? It's not an idle question. Democratic shortcomings in the EU are regularly invoked by the far-right to whip up nationalist sentiment.

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