Newest Episode of Democracy in Question Podcast Features Helena Rosenblatt and Renáta Uitz

The newest episode of the Democracy in Question podcast, hosted by Central European University (CEU) President and Rector, Shalini Randeria, features Helena Rosenblatt and Renáta Uitz. 

Rosenblatt is Professor of History, French and Political Theory at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of "Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion" and "The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century". Recently Roseblatt contributed to "The Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism" co-edited by Uitz, who has contributed two chapters to it as well. Uitz is a Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the CEU, as well as the Co-Director of the CEU Democracy Institute in Budapest. Her work focuses on the transition to and from constitutional democracy and the rise of illiberal constitutionalism.

The latest episode "The Geneology of Illiberalism" released on March 2 explores the complex, contradictory relationship between liberalism and illiberalism in a historical framework. The episode speaks to several key questions about the emergence of illiberal practices today: What is the nature of the illiberal challenge to our understanding of liberalism as individual freedom? Is there a natural affinity between liberalism and democracy? How do populist illiberal trends exploit the weaknesses of liberal constitutional regimes? And from where do threats to liberal principles in universities today emerge?

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 four 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.