S1E9: Can Lib­er­al Democ­ra­cy Out­live Cli­mate Change?

Pri­or to the Covid 19 pan­dem­ic, the issue on everyone’s minds was cli­mate change. Sci­en­tists have been rais­ing the alarm for the good part of three decades, but politi­cians the world over have been slow to react, even as more cit­i­zens have been call­ing for rad­i­cal action. In this episode, we’re joined by Michael Ignati­eff (Cen­tral Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty) to find out whether lib­er­al democ­ra­cy is up for the fight against cli­mate change, and whether that fight could affect the polit­i­cal sys­tem itself.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.