The newest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (CEU) President and Rector, Shalini Randeria, features András Sajó, former judge at the European Court of Human Rights. He's the founding Dean of Legal Studies Department at the CEU, where he is currently professor.
A distinguished scholar in the field of human rights, Sajó is a prominent constitutional lawyer who has been involved in the drafting of constitutions in Ukraine, Georgia, and South Africa. His books include "Constitutional Topography: Values and Constitutions" and more recently, "Ruling by Cheating: Governance in Illiberal Democracy". He's also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law.
The latest episode "Governance in Illiberal Democracies" released on January 26, explores the political phenomena related to governance in illiberal democracies. What relationships do such regimes have to the rule of law and the constitution? How does legal cheating play a role in the governance style? And how can democracy be restored after an illiberal interlude?
For each episode of Democracy in Question, Randeria invites a leading scholar or public figure to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. Listen to the trailer and subscribe here.
Series three of Democracy in Question is produced in partnership with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (AHCD) where Randeria is a Senior Fellow. ACHD and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna co-produced seasons one and two of the podcast.