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Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast

By Peter Finn
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'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.2
This episode is the second of two exploring the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19. It features Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) and Alex Waddan (Leicester University). This episode explores the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 during the Biden and Trump administration. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
36:37
May 11, 2022
'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.1
This episode is the first of two exploring the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19.  It features Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) and Alex Waddan (Leicester University). This episode acts a primer both on US politics in general, and how the US has responded to previous pandemics. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
20:52
May 11, 2022
Failing to Maintain a post-SARS infrastructure: Canadian Intelligence and Covid-19
This episode on Canadian Intelligence and Covid-19 features Wesley Wark Wesley is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation Has published extensively in the field of intelligence studies  He served two terms on the prime minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security (2005–2009)  He sat on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency from 2006 to 2010  He is the co-editor (with Christopher Andrew and Richard J. Aldrich) of Secret Intelligence: A Reader, second edition (Routledge, 2019), now in its second edition  There were some technical issues that mean that the audio in the final third of this interview is at a lower volume that the earlier parts. Apologies for this. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:41
May 06, 2022
It's about the students: UK HE and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on UK HE and the Covid-19 Pandemic features Mel Haywood of Birmingham City University. Mel is the Director of the Educational Development Service at Birmingham City University. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
33:03
April 27, 2022
Partygate: It's the coverup that will get you
This episode on partygate features Robert Ledger. Robert:  Is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?, Both published by Routledge Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
20:59
April 19, 2022
Empowering Learners as Co-Creators: HE & the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on learning & teaching and higher education during the pandemic features Tab Betts of the University of Sussex. Tab is: Lecturer in Higher Education Pedagogy (Education) in the School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex. A founder of the Active Learning Network. Was co-awarded the Finalist with Distinction Award in the 2021 Global Academic Development Good Practice Awards. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
28:10
April 02, 2022
A Microcosm of US Politics: North Carolina & the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode focuses the politics of the pandemic in the US state of North Carolina. It features Professor Christopher Cooper of Western Carolina University. Christopher is: Madison Distinguished Professor Director: Public Policy Institute A member of the Department of Political Science & Public Affairs Some examples of writing from Christopher on North Carolina can be found here: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2022/03/09/the-2022-midterms-ahead-of-north-carolinas-primary-district-lines-and-candidates-are-set-but-the-outcome-will-be-anyones-guess/ https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2022/02/07/the-2022-midterms-uncertainty-reigns-for-north-carolinas-electoral-lines-and-candidates/ The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:33
March 24, 2022
Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 2
This episode is the first of two episodes on Connected Learning featuring Dr Peter Bryant of The University of Sydney Business School. Peter is Associate Dean (Education). Associate Professor Business Education. Co-Director Co-Design: Transforming Education and the Student Experience in Business Research Group. This episodes focuses on explores the use of Connected Learning during the period of the pandemic, while the first explored the expertise of Peter, and how Connected Learning has evolved in general. You can follow Peter at: @PeterBryantHE The three posts on Connected Learning written by Peter can be found below. Part 1 https://cdrg.blog/2022/01/31/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-1/ Part 2 https://cdrg.blog/2022/02/22/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-2/ Part 3 https://cdrg.blog/2022/03/03/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-3/ The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
25:59
March 18, 2022
Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 1
This episode is the first of two episodes on Connected Learning featuring Peter Bryant of The University of Sydney Business School. Peter is  Associate Dean (Education). Associate Professor Business Education. Co-Director Co-Design: Transforming Education and the Student Experience in Business Research Group. This episodes focuses on the expertise of Peter, and how Connected Learning has evolved in general, while the second post explores the period of the pandemic. You can follow Peter at: @PeterBryantHE  The three posts on Connected Learning written by Peter can be found below. Part 1 https://cdrg.blog/2022/01/31/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-1/ Part 2 https://cdrg.blog/2022/02/22/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-2/ Part 3 https://cdrg.blog/2022/03/03/transforming-business-education-through-connected-learning-part-3/ The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
32:07
March 18, 2022
A Mixed Picture: Creative Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode features Annie Yonkers, who is a Faculty Employability Partner - Kingston School of Art You can find a post from Annie on the relationship between work and leisure here: https://annieyonkers.com/Hope Annie mention a TED Radio Hour episode. This episode was called: Work, Play, Rest- Part 1 You can find the Kingston University 'Future Skills' Report here: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/future-skills/ Annie also mention a report from Creative UK Group. This report is called: The UK Creative Industries: Unleashing the power and potential of creativity The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
28:42
March 10, 2022
Mediating the Pandemic
This episode on mediation features Jane Bryan of the University of Warwick. If focuses heavily on the work of Warwick Mediation. Jane is Reader in the School of Law at the University of Warwick Jane set up Warwick Mediation. Information on Warwick Mediation can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/student-hub/warwickmediation/ The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:27
March 03, 2022
Is Germany navigating a new normal?
This episode on German politics and the pandemic features Robert Ledger. Robert: Is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:57
February 23, 2022
Cllr Jon Ball: Vaccination & being informed
This talk was given by Cllr Jon Ball at the Get Jabbed Ealing! Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022 The panel featured: Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9 As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
07:03
February 12, 2022
Cllr Dr Aysha Raza: You, vaccination & the local community
This talk was given by Cllr Dr Aysha Raza at the Get Jabbed Ealing! Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022 The panel featured: Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9 As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
13:41
February 12, 2022
Dr Kate Crossland: Data on vaccination & a secondary care perspective
This talk was given by Dr Kate Crossland at the Get Jabbed Ealing! Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022 The panel featured: Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9 As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
12:16
February 12, 2022
Cllr Dr Fabio Conti: The view from the NHS front line
This talk was given by Cllr Dr Fabio Conti at the Get Jabbed Ealing! Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022 The panel featured:  Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9 As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
09:24
February 12, 2022
Get Jabbed Ealing!
Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022 This cross-party online informational panel event for people living in Ealing and beyond focused on providing advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination program from people across the political spectrum in Ealing. It was focused on helping people understand the value of the Covid-19 vaccination program to them as individuals and to the broader community. The panel featured: Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University Panel members focused on: Cllr Dr Fabio Conti: The view from the NHS front line Dr Kate Crossland: Data on vaccination & a secondary care perspective Cllr Dr Aysha Raza: You, vaccination & the local community Cllr Jon Ball: Vaccination & being informed   As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording.  The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
43:09
February 11, 2022
Vaccines: Transparency, Clarity, & Coordination as Drivers of Success
This episode on vaccines features Rebecca Forman Rebecca is: A Senior Health Policy Consultant, LSE Health Co-author of: What a successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign would look like, LSE covid-19 blog At the start of this episode, there was a plug for the Get Jabbed Ealing! event: Get Jabbed Ealing! panel event is aimed at providing information about the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 to individuals and their community A non-partisan online information event for people living in Ealing and beyond Hear advice and information about getting vaccinated against Covid-19 from people across the political spectrum.  Learn about the value of vaccination to you and the community Featuring representatives of the Ealing branches of the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Labour Party, and the Lib Dems. Date: Thurs Feb 10th, 2022, 19:30-20:30 Where:  This Teams meeting Register: here The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
27:58
January 27, 2022
Partygate: A Perfect Scandal?
This episode focused on the Partygate scandal features Sam Power Sam Power is a Lecturer in Corruption Analysis at the University of Sussex This episode is the second part of an interview that we have broken in two as it ended up covering two distinct topics. The first part of the interview, which focused on Conservative Party MPs and ideological coherence, is the previous episode in the podcast feed. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:13
January 21, 2022
Conservative MPs, Plan B, Election Law, & Ideological Inconsistency
This episode focused on Conservative MPs and Plan B restrictions in the UK features Sam Power Sam Power is a Lecturer in Corruption Analysis at the University of Sussex He is the author of If Tory MPs want to protect freedom, why are they supporting the Elections Billon Open Democracy A previous episode feature Sam can be found at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/The-Post-Nolan-Pandemic-e14o6vk This episode is the first part of an interview that we have broken in two as it ended up covering two distinct topics. The second part of the interview, which focuses on the Partygate scandal, is the next episode in the podcast feed. At the start of this episode, there was a plug for the Get Jabbed Ealing! event Get Jabbed Ealing! panel event is aimed at providing information about the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 to individuals and their community A non-partisan online information event for people living in Ealing and beyond Hear advice and information about getting vaccinated against Covid-19 from people across the political spectrum Learn about the value of vaccination to you and the community Featuring representatives of the Ealing branches of the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Labour Party, and the Lib Dems Date: Thurs Feb 10th, 2022, 19:30-20:30 Where:  This Teams meeting Register: here The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:26
January 21, 2022
Digital Inclusion, Eye Care, and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on digital inclusion and eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic features Dr Michael Crossland Michael is a: Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Specialist Optometrist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Michael is the co-author of the following papers, on which the discussions in this interview are based: Crossland MD, Dekker TM, Hancox J, Lisi M, Wemyss TA, Thomas PBM. Evaluation of a Home-Printable Vision Screening Test for Telemedicine. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021;139(3):271–277. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.5972 Patel, A, Fothergill, AS, Barnard, KEC, Dunbar, H, & Crossland, MD. Lockdown low vision assessment: an audit of 500 telephone-based modified low vision consultations. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2021; 41: 295– 300. https://doi.org/10.1111/opo.12789 Another paper discussed in this paper is: Appleton R, Williams J, Vera San Juan N, Needle J, Schlief M, Jordan H, Sheridan Rains L, Goulding L, Badhan M, Roxburgh E, Barnett P, Spyridonidis S, Tomaskova M, Mo J, Harju-Seppänen J, Haime Z, Casetta C, Papamichail A, Lloyd-Evans B, Simpson A, Sevdalis N, Gaughran F, Johnson S. Implementation, Adoption, and Perceptions of Telemental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res 2021;23(12):e31746. URL: https://www.jmir.org/2021/12/e31746. DOI: 10.2196/31746. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
22:19
January 15, 2022
Curated Playlist 1: An Introductory Pandemic Soundtrack
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
This episode, exclusively available on Spotify, is the first in a series of curated playlists where we explore how musicians have explored the Covid-19 pandemic and related topics. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights 
24:00
December 27, 2021
Ealing Half-Time Report: Fabio Conti, Conservative Party
This episode features Fabio Conti of the Ealing Conservative Party. It is part of a suite of episodes exploring politics in Ealing, West London, at the half-way point between elections in May 2021 and May 2022, with a particular focus on the how the Covid-19 pandemic has, and continues to, impact the borough. Fabio is a Councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward You can follow Fabio at: @fabio_conti88 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:12
December 20, 2021
Training to be a nurse during a pandemic
This episode features Sophie Robbins, who is a BSc Nursing student at Kingston University Sophie is a transwoman and identifies as she/her The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
29:38
December 16, 2021
Ealing Half-Time Report: Neil Reynolds, Green Party
This episode features Neil Reynolds of the Ealing Green Party. It is part of a suite of episodes exploring politics in Ealing, West London, at the half-way point between elections in May 2021 and May 2022, with a particular focus on the how the Covid-19 pandemic has, and continues to, impact the borough. Neil is running in Ealing in the local elections next year for the Green Party in the Hanwell Broadway Ward You can follow Neil at: @Neil4W7andW13 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
29:20
December 13, 2021
Lack of Trust in a Health Crisis: Boris Johnson, Rules, and Plan B
This episode on the UK and Covid-19 features Robin Pettitt. Robin is: An Independent Researcher who has written extensively on UK politics Formally a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights Author of Recruiting and Retaining Party Activists Political Management at the Grassroots, 2020, Palgrave The author on a chapter on the UK in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 You can follow Robin on Twitter: @RobinPettitt The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
33:52
December 09, 2021
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.2
Earlier this month we reached 50 episodes!  These episodes, recorded since October 2020, have touched on a wide range of subjects and featured dozens of guests.  This episode, the second of two episodes looking back over the last year, contains some of the most interesting and intriguing insights we have managed to develop on the podcast over these 50 episodes.  Last week focused on the UK, while this episode mainly focuses, though not exclusively, on events beyond the UK.  We hope you enjoy it!  This episode features: Senior Lecturer Nevena Nancheva: Kingston University, London; Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes: Head of Politics, Kingston University, London; Senior Lecturer Tania Dias Fonseca: Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Kingston University, London; Associate Professor Atsuko Ichijo: Kingston University, London; Senior Lecturer Ronald Ranta: Kingston University, London; Steve Kent: PhD Student Kingston University, London; Emily Hill: Undergraduate Student Kingston University, London; Dr Robert Ledger: Schiller University Heidelberg & Frankfurt Goethe University; Professor Aliya Hamid Rao; LSE; Associate Professor Emiliano Grossman; Sciences Po; Jenny Wai-Chi Kong: Vice-president of the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association; Professor Jeffrey Cummins; Fresno State University; Dr Nikos Kapitsinis: Research Associate in the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School; The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights  
55:53
December 04, 2021
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.1
Earlier this month we reached 50 episodes! These episodes, recorded since October 2020, have touched on a wide range of subjects and featured dozens of guests. This episode contains some of the most interesting and intriguing insights we have managed to develop on the podcast over the last year and these 50 episodes. This episode, which mainly focuses on events in the UK is the first of two episodes exploring these insights. The second episode will explore events beyond the UK. We hope you enjoy it! It features: Rachel Clamp: PhD student at Durham University, Dr Robin Pettitt: Independent Researcher, David Green: Teaching Fellow and Academic Manager at the University of Law, Associate Professor Arianna Giovannini: Reader in Local Politics & Public Policy at De Montfort University, James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy, Edinburgh University, Karen Kondo: Head Teacher of West Acton Primary School, Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes: Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London Dr Annie Hughes: Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University, London Grace Quansah: Ealing Central & Acton’s African, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Equality Officer for the Labour Party, Neil Reynolds: Green Party candidate in Ealing in the May 2022 elections, Sophie Hill: PhD student at Harvard, Professor Elizabeth David-Barrett: Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex
54:56
November 25, 2021
Old Differences Persist: The Pandemic Between East and West in Germany
This episode on German politics and the pandemic features Robert Ledger. Robert: Teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle’ The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
24:40
November 17, 2021
An Efficient Health Care System is Key to Fighting a Pandemic
This episode on excess mortality features Nikos Kapitsinis, a Research Associate in the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School The discussions in this episode are based on the paper: The underlying factors of excess mortality in 2020: a cross-country analysis of pre-pandemic healthcare conditions and strategies to cope with Covid-19 The paper appeared in the journal BMC Health Services Research You can follow Nikos on twitter at: @NikosKapitsinis The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
01:09:34
November 15, 2021
Oroville, CA: Constitutional Republic
This episode on events in Oroville, California, features Professor Jeffrey Cummins Jeffrey is a Professor of Political Science at Fresno State University He has previously appeared on the podcast He has published widely on Californian politics You can read more about events in Oroville here: Oroville declares itself a Constitutional Republic | KRCR (krcrtv.com) You can see footage of when council in Oroville declared a Constitutional Republic here: Oroville Declares COVID Independence - YouTube  The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
20:33
November 09, 2021
The 2020 US Election and Covid-19: One Year On
This episode is a recording of a panel that occurred on November 2 2021, the first anniversary of the 2020 US election. The panel was titled: The 2020 US Election and Covid-19: One Year On. The panel featured: • Chair: Dr Eldrid Herrington (Cambridge University & Queen Mary, University of London) • Dr Peter Finn (Kingston University) • Madison Imiola (Washington State Human Rights Commission) • Dr Robert Ledger (Frankfurt Goethe University & Schiller University Heidelberg) The panel built on a series of comment pieces being published on the LSE USAPP site. The first two of these are: Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic ensured that he lost, rather than was defeated in, the 2020 election The 2020 election can’t be understood without considering the role of the COVID-19 pandemic The panel also built on a briefing paper published earlier this year titled:  Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle.
36:30
November 03, 2021
Audio Briefing: EU Migration and Mobility: The Impact of Covid-19
This audio briefing is an experimental recording of a briefing paper focused on migration and mobility in the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. The original briefing paper is titled EU Migration and Mobility: The Impact of Covid-19. The briefing was written by Dr Nevena Nancheva, with a foreword by Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
26:51
November 01, 2021
An Afterthought in the Long-Run? The 2021 California Recall Election and Covid-19
This episode on the recent recall election in California features Professor Jeffrey Cummins Jeffrey is a Professor of Political Science at Fresno State University He is the author of: What Happened? In its recent recall election, Republicans underestimated how much California has turned into a one-party state, a recent post for LSE US Centre Jeffrey has previously appeared on the podcast He has published widely on Californian politics The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
39:33
October 26, 2021
Audio Briefing: Exacerbating Long-Term Problems- Covid-19 and Justice in England and Wales
This audio briefing is an experimental recording of a briefing paper focused on the impact of the Covid-19 on the Justice system in England and Wales. The original briefing paper is titled Exacerbating Long-Term Problems: Covid-19 and Justice in England and Wales The briefing was written and read by David Green, with a foreword by Ranjit Bains The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
29:17
October 24, 2021
Short-term Freeze, Long-term Thaw: French Politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on French politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic features Associate Professor Emiliano Grossman of Sciences Po Emiliano is the author of a recent article in Political Insight titled Emmanuel Macron and France’s ‘Frozen’ Politics You can follow him on Twitter at: @e_grossman_fr The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
43:03
October 18, 2021
Concurrent Pandemics: Living with HIV during the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode discusses Covid-19 with relation to HIV and AIDS. It features Max Morris, a Lecturer in Criminology at Kingston University. You can follow Max on Twitter: @Max_Morris  You can read more about the work of Max here: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/article/2570/28-sep-2021-living-through-two-pandemics-kingston-university-research-into-experiences-of-hivpositive-people-during-covid19/?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0  The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
30:49
October 16, 2021
Audio Briefing: Pandemic Politics- Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle
This audio briefing is an experimental recording of a briefing paper focused on the relationship between the Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle. The original briefing paper was titled Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle, and was published in June 2021 The briefing was written by Peter Finn, Madison Imiola, and Robert Ledger, with a foreword by Professor Alison Baverstock . The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Unfortunately, there are some issues with the sound in some parts of this episode. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
01:01:55
October 04, 2021
Covid-19, Ealing Borough, and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
This talk was given by our Principle Investigator, Dr Peter Finn, as part of a faculty talk series on September 30th 2021.  The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Unfortunately, there are some issues with the sound in some parts of this episode. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
34:19
September 30, 2021
The Sun Goes Down on the Merkel Era: Pandemic Politics in Germany
This episode on German politics and the pandemic features Robert Ledger. Robert: Teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle’ The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
36:57
September 15, 2021
The Evolution of Devolution? The UK and Covid-19
This episode on the UK and Covid-19 features Robin Pettitt. Robin is: An Independent Researcher who has written extensively on UK politics Formally a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights Author of Recruiting and Retaining Party Activists Political Management at the Grassroots, 2020, Palgrave The author on a chapter on the UK in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020 The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
35:29
September 09, 2021
Corruption and the Pandemic
This episode on corruption in the UK and the pandemic features Elizabeth David-Barrett of the University of Sussex. Elizabeth is Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption, a regular media commentator, has written reports for Transparency International on topics such as the UK Bribery Act and lobbying and the revolving door, and has given evidence to parliamentary select committees. You can follow Elizabeth on twitter at: @LizDavidBarrett The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
38:05
September 03, 2021
Pragmatic v Principled: Is a Mixed Methods Approach Best?
This episode on leadership features Arjen Boin & Martin Lodge. Arjen is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the University of Leiden Martin is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy: Department of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at LSE They are Co-Authors of: Principled or pragmatic? The two approaches leaders can take during a drawn-out crisis and Responding to the COVID-19 crisis: a principled or pragmatist approach? You can follow Arjen on twitter at: @arjenboin You can follow Martin on twitter at: @MartinLodge The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
40:41
August 23, 2021
Intern Insight
This episode features Steve Kent and Emily Hill, both Kingston University Students who have worked on the Covid-19 and Democracy Project during 2021. You can follow Steve on twitter at: @SteveKentAuthor You can follow Emily on twitter at: @ems_nonscents The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:45
August 20, 2021
Kompetenz für Deutschland? German elections and the Covid-19 pandemic
This episode on the German elections and the pandemic features Robert Ledger. Robert: Teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle’ The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
34:13
August 09, 2021
Taking Marcus Rashford Seriously Pt. 2.
This episode on Marcus Rashford features Grace Quansah. It is the second of two episodes on this theme, with a first episode featuring Sophie Hill released last week. Grace is the Ealing Central & Acton’s African, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Equality Officer for the Labour Party, a long-time local activist, and Founder and Director of WAPPY (Writing, Acting & Publish Project for Youngsters). She ran as a candidate in local elections in Ealing for the Labour Party in May 2021, and will likely be running again next year. Grace's previous podcast appearance can be found here: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Hanger-Hill-Ward--Episode-4-Grace-Quansah--Labour-Party-Candidate-eushmn The episode from last week with Sophie Hill can be found here: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Taking-Marcus-Rashford-Seriously-Pt--1-e14raen The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
51:48
August 04, 2021
Taking Marcus Rashford Seriously Pt. 1.
This episode on Marcus Rashford features Sophie Hill, who is a PhD student at Harvard. It is the first of two episodes, with a second featuring Grace Quansah to follow next week. Sophie studies the politics of the knowledge economy You can follow Sophie on twitter at: @sophie_e_hill A previous episode featuring Sophie focused cronyism, UK politics, and the pandemic is available here: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Chumocracy-UK-Prime-Ministers--Cronyism--and-the-Pandemic-evrflt  The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
40:52
July 26, 2021
The Post-Nolan Pandemic?
This episode on standards in UK public life features Sam Power of the University of Sussex Sam Power is a Lecturer in Corruption Analysis He is the author of Declining Standards: Has Britain Entered a ‘Post-Nolan Age’? In Political Insight He is also the author of the book Party Funding and Corruption, Palgrave, 2020 The prior episode with Sophie Hill discussed in this episode can be found here: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Chumocracy-UK-Prime-Ministers--Cronyism--and-the-Pandemic-evrflt    The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
59:25
July 21, 2021
Lessons from History? The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Plague
This episode on Covid-19 pandemic and the plague features Rachel Clamp, who is a PhD student at Durham University Rachel's research project is called: Keeping the Diseased: Plague Nursing, Policy and the Poor Law in Early Modern England and Scotland c.1570-1666 She is the author of a The Conversation post titled ‘Coronavirus and the Black Death: spread of misinformation and xenophobia shows we haven’t learned from our past’ Information about the book ‘Ralph Tailor's Summer: A Scrivener, His City and the Plague’ by Keith Wrightson is available here: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300174472/ralph-tailors-summer Information about the book ‘1666: Plague, War, and Hellfire’ by Rebecca Rideal is available here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28696607-1666 The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon is a great resource for anyone interested in Oliver Cromwell, and the broader 17th Century. The website of the museum is here: https://www.cromwellmuseum.org/   The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
31:21
July 13, 2021
How to not bring people with you: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods features Paul Wheeler and Neil Reynolds Paul is a long-time Labour member and a founder of London Cyclists with a Conscience He recently wrote Last rites for the Covid LTNs for onLondon Follow Paul at: @paulw56 Neil is running in Ealing in the local elections next year for the Green Party You can follow Neil at: @NSReynolds As is common when recording online at present, there are some issues with the sound in this episode at times. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:22
July 05, 2021
Trust & Just? Perceptions of Policy Success Abroad and UK Compliance
The episode exploring the effects of perceptions of the success of policies in other countries on compliance with them in the UK features Anastasia Ershova and Sebastian Popa. · Anastasia is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University · Sebastian is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at Newcastle University A recent post written by Anastasia and Sebastian exploring these themes can be found here This interview was recorded on June 17th 2021.  As is common when recording online at present, there are some issues with the sound in this episode at times, particularly at the start. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
31:34
June 28, 2021
Beyond 'Building Back Better': Political Economy and Inclusive Growth in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on political economy, inclusive growth and the the Covid-19 pandemic features Professor Neil Lee. Neil is a Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment and a member of the International Inequalities Institute, both at the London School of Economics Our discussions were, in part, based on a post titled 'The task of governments is not simply to build ‘back’ better after COVID-19, but to rebuild forward better, towards an inclusive model of economic growth' on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog, which Neil is a co-author of This interview was recorded on June 11th 2021. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
34:13
June 21, 2021
Not as Predicted? The Curious Case of European Populism During the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode of populism in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic features Giuliano Bobba and Nicolas Hubé. Giuliano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society and a Fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin, Italy. Nicolas is a Professor in the Centre de Recherche sur les Médiations, University of Lorraine, France. This year they published and edited volume titled Populism and the Politicization of the COVID-19 Crisis in Europe. The volume is published by Palgrave. They are part of the the DEMOS (Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe) project, which is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
44:27
June 14, 2021
Citizenship, Technology, & The Pandemic: A Complex Interconnected Picture
This episode on the interplay between citizenship, technology, & the pandemic features Tania Dias Fonseca & Sam Malik. Tania is a Senior Lecturer in the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University and an expert on educational decision-making processes, active citizenship and democracy. She has experience as a secondary school teacher and a trainer in teaching innovation, social and democratic education in STEM subjects. Sam is a 3rd year undergraduate student within the Kingston University Politics Department. She is currently writing her dissertation on the relationship between social media and civil disobedience. As is common when recording online at present, there are some issues with the sound in this episode at times. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
39:11
June 10, 2021
A Wicked Problem: Covid-19, the administration of the British State, and Dominic Cummings
This episode on Covid-19, the administration of the British State, and Dominic Cummings features Associate Professor Patrick Diamond of Queen Mary University of London Patrick has published widely on British politics and policy and is a: Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford; an Associate Member of Nuffield College; a Trustee of the Dartington Service Design Lab and the Prisoners’ Education Trust; is on the Board of the Campaign for Social Science The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
47:25
May 27, 2021
Long-Corbyn? UK elections, party politicking, and the Covid-19 pandemic
This episode on recent UK elections, party politics, and the Covid-19 pandemic features Dr Robert Ledger Robert teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University. He also wrote a chapter in our report: Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, is a former podcast guest and the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There? and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy? The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
20:51
May 15, 2021
Chumocracy: UK Prime Ministers, Cronyism, and the Pandemic
This episode on cronyism, UK politics, and the pandemic features Sophie Hill, who is a PhD student at Harvard.  Sophie studies the politics of the knowledge economy She put together the Little Crony Infographic, which ties together many of the threads explored in this episode: https://www.sophie-e-hill.com/slides/my-little-crony/ You can follow Sophie on twitter at: @sophie_e_hill The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
40:16
May 15, 2021
We Beneiden You: Pandemic Politics in the Twilight of the Merkel Era
This episode on the political impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in German features Dr Robert Ledger Robert teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University.  He also wrote a chapter in our report: Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, is a former podcast guest and the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There? and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy? The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
29:41
May 11, 2021
Pandemic Politics: Reflections on the intersection between the Covid-19 Pandemic and Democracy
This talk was given by our Project Lead, Dr Peter Finn, as part of a faculty talk series on April 15th 2021. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
36:53
April 26, 2021
Hanger Hill Ward, Episode 5: Athena Zissimos, Liberal Democrat Party
This episode is part of a suite of episodes focused on candidates running to be a local councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward in Ealing. The election takes place on May 6th, 2021. This election is part of a large set of elections occurring across the UK. This episode features Athena Zissimos, who is the candidate for the Liberal Democrat Party. Athena Zissimos has lived in Ealing for almost two decades She works in health food retailing In 2018 she ran as for councillor in the Cleveland Ward he Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
30:27
April 26, 2021
Hanger Hill Ward, Episode 4: Grace Quansah, Labour Party Candidate
This episode is part of a suite of episodes focused on candidates running to be a local councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward in Ealing. The election takes place on May 6th, 2021. This election is part of a large set of elections occurring across the UK. This episode features Grace Quansah, who is the candidate for the Labour Party. Grace is Ealing Central & Acton’s African, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Equality Officer for the Labour Party She is also Founder and Director of WAPPY (Writing, Acting & Publish Project for Youngsters) She works at the British Museum Grace has been involved in non-partisan efforts to drive ensure diverse communities get vaccinated. You can find videos from the campaign here and here. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
39:46
April 26, 2021
Hanger Hill Ward, Episode 3: Kate Crossland, Green Party
This episode is part of a suite of episodes focused on candidates running to be a local councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward in Ealing. The election takes place on May 6th, 2021. This election is part of a large set of elections occurring across the UK. This episode features Kate Crossland, who is the candidate for the Green Party. Kate Crossland is a a palliative care doctor She has previously run as a candidate for MP in the 2019 General Election She is chair the PTA of West Acton Primary School The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
25:18
April 26, 2021
Hanger Hill Ward, Episode 2: Fabio Conti, Conservative Party Candidate
This episode is part of a suite of episodes focused on candidates running to be a local councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward in Ealing. The election takes place on May 6th, 2021. This election is part of a large set of elections occurring across the UK. This episode features Fabio Conti, who is the candidate for the Conservative Party. Fabio is a GP in Isleworth and a lifelong Ealing resident. He was previously a councillor in the Northfield Ward (2015-18) In 2017 he ran as a candidate for MP in the 2017 General Election Unfortunately, There are are some slight issues with the sound at time in this episode. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
31:51
April 26, 2021
Hanger Hill Ward, Episode 1: Robin Pettitt & Introduction to Hanger Hill Ward
This episode is part of a suite of episodes focused on candidates running to be a local councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward in Ealing. The election takes place on May 6th, 2021. This election is part of a large set of elections occurring across the UK. This episode features Robin Pettitt. Robin is a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights. He has written extensively on UK politics. You can follow Robin Pettitt at: @RobinPettitt Maps of the Hanger Hill Ward can be found here The full list of candidates is available here. In the forthcoming episodes, four of these five candidates are spoken with. We tried to reach out to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate, and would still be happy to speak with them if they wish. Putting together his suite of episodes has been a labour of love over the last couple of months. Robin and the four candidates were all generous with their time. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj
33:48
April 26, 2021
The Shecession: The Covid-19 Pandemic & Female (Un)Employment
This episode focuses on the negative and unequal effect of the pandemic on female employment. It features Professor Aliya Hamid Rao of the LSE. Aliya is the author of: Nothing cute about the ‘shecession’: the bleak prospects for women who lost their jobs in the pandemic on the LSE Covid-19 Blog. This post builds on her book Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment. 2020, University of California Press. The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
36:00
March 31, 2021
Total Recall? Californian Politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on politics it California, and particularly on attempts to unseat Governor Gavin Newsom via a recall election, features Professor Jeffrey Cummins Jeffrey is a Professor of Political Science and Interim Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State University He is the author of: A recall effort over the state’s COVID-19 response means an uncertain future for California Governor Gavin Newsom, a post for the USAPP site of the LSE US Centre He has published widely on Californian politics The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
43:39
March 24, 2021
Separate but Unequal: UK Food (In)Security, Covid-19, and BREXIT
This episode on the UK, food security and insecurity, the pandemic, and BREXIT features Dr Ronald Ranta. Ronald Ranta is a Senior Lecturer the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London · He is also an expert in the field of Food Studies, and has published on numerous aspects of Israel's foreign and domestic affairs. · He is a co-author, with Hilda Mulrooney, of ‘Pandemics, food (in)security, and leaving the EU: What does the Covid-19 pandemic tell us about food insecurity and Brexit’ published in Social Sciences & Humanities Open. This article is available here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590291121000218 · Ronald is a prior podcast guest · He wrote a chapter on Israel in Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies Report The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:56
March 19, 2021
Education is About Relationships: UK Education a Year After Lockdown
This round-table episode focuses on how the UK education sector has coped during the Covid-19 pandemic. It features: · Karen Kondo: Head Teacher of West Acton Primary School · Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes: Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London · Dr Annie Hughes: Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University, London Information on the talk by Professor Gus John mentioned by Annie can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-challenge-of-educating-for-a-future-britain-tickets-142220522411?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch# A statement issued by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, when he visited the UK in 2018, which was mentioned by Radu, can be found here: https://www.ohchr.org/documents/issues/poverty/eom_gb_16nov2018.pdf The planning and recording of this episode has been a real labour of love. A huge thanks is due to Karen, Radu, and Annie for giving so graciously of their time, experience, and insight! The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
01:05:06
March 12, 2021
Forever Delayed? English Devolution and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode focusses on the Covid-19 Pandemic with reference to the English devolution. It features Associate Professor Arianna Giovannini, a Reader in Local Politics & Public Policy at De Montfort University. In part, discussions in the episode were based on an article, titled COVID-19 and English Devolution, which appeared in Political Insight. You can follow Arianna at: @AriannaGi The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
37:09
March 05, 2021
The Prime Minister and the Pandemic: Where Next?
This episode focused on the Conservative Party and the pandemic features Dr Robert Ledger. Robert teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University. He also wrote a chapter in our report: Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, is a former podcast guest and the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There? The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
34:04
February 26, 2021
Exacerbating Long-Term Problems: Covid-19 and Justice in England & Wales
This episode focused on the English and Welsh Criminal Justice System features David Green, a Teaching Fellow and Academic Manager at the University of Law. David is also a Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate, a specialist in Criminal Law and Advocacy and former partner at Stevens Solicitors, Stoke-on-Trent. Listeners may find the following of interest: UK Government statistics on the Criminal Legal Aid System: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/960290/data-compendium.pdf The Law Society’s “heat map” on the number and age of Criminal Duty Solicitors: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/en/campaigns/criminal-justice/criminal-duty-solicitors The ruling from HHJ Raynor at Woolwich Crown Court refusing to extend Custody Time Limits: https://crimeline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/0.pdf The High Court’s judgement stating that the Covid-19 pandemic is potentially a “good and sufficient cause” to extend CTLs: https://crimeline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Lucima-v-CCC-and-DPP-v-Woolwich-judgment.pdf The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
54:42
February 19, 2021
Pandemic Publishing: Covid-19, Academia and Democracy
This episode is a discussion of the role of authors, publishing/publishers, and editors in ensuring free speech is protected and in countering false narratives during the pandemic, and the relationship between these roles and functions and democracy. It features: ○ Associate Professor Atsuko Ichijo, an Editor of the journal Nations and Nationalism, the editor of Modernities in Europe book series and a Co-Editor of the Food and Identity in a Globalising World book series. Atsuko is also a previous guest on the podcast, as well as the author of chapters on Japan and Taiwan in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. ○ Dr. James Strong, Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary and a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the PSA journal Politics. Follow James: @dr_james_strong ○ Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of the USAPP blogsite of the LSE US Centre. Follow Chris: @ChrisHJGilson, follow USAPP blogsite: @LSEUSAblog Unfortunately, at times there are some slight issues with the audio in this episode. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
01:03:40
February 13, 2021
Policy Silos & the Value of Learning from Local Innovation: Scotland, the Pandemic and the Union
This episode features a discussion about Scotland, policy and the Covid-19 pandemic (with a fair bit of discussion of UK constitutional arrangements thrown in for good measure) with James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy, Edinburgh University. Listeners may find the following writing by James of interest: ○ COVID-19 highlights the need for local governance reform in Scotland and ○ Emergency ‘constitutional plumbing’ has reached its limits coping with devolution. It’s time for a new institutional architecture (expanded in: The Scottish Question Revisited pamphlet for the Jimmy Reid Foundation) The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast Presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:48
February 05, 2021
The Pandemic is Social: Socio-economic Characteristics, Covid-19 and the EU
This episode features a discussion on comparative fatality rates, and their relation to the socio-economic characteristics, within the EU with Nikos Kapitsinis, Research Associate Associate in the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School  Listeners may find the following writing by Nikos of interest: The underlying factors of the COVID‐19 spatially uneven spread. Initial evidence from regions in nine EU countries - Kapitsinis - 2020 - Regional Science Policy Practice and What made an EU region likely to suffer higher COVID-19 deaths? The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
56:05
January 29, 2021
Beyond the Double Bind? Female Leadership and Covid-19
This episode features a discussion on female leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic with; Jenny Wai-Chi Kong (Vice-president of the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association) & Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung (Senior Lecturer, University of Hong Kong) The discussions are based in part on an article Jenny & Johnson published with Vivien Kwan of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Political Insight magazine in December 2020 titled Women's Leadership in the Covid-19 Pandemic. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
28:16
January 22, 2021
Values are not destiny: UK politics, political values and parties, and Covid-19
This episode is a discussion with Dr Alan Wager of King's College London and UK in a Changing Europe You can follow Alan on twitter at: @DrAlanWager The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
31:04
January 13, 2021
The Value of Policy Analysis: Early Conversations in a UK Context
This episode is a discussion with Professor Paul Cairney of the University of Stirling. Paul's website contains links to his writing on Covid-19, among other topics Follow Paul on Twitter: @CairneyPaul The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Project Lead and podcast presenter: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
43:51
January 08, 2021
COVID-19 and BREXIT: Concurrent or Related Crises?
Robin Pettitt is a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights. He has written extensively on UK politics. A recent piece considering the long-term political prospects of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson by Robin is available here You can follow Robin Pettitt at: @RobinPettitt The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
38:47
December 13, 2020
A Case Apart: Taiwan and a Rare Covid-19 Success Story
The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Atsuko Ichijo wrote Chapter 7 (pages 70-77) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Taiwan up to June 30th 2020. Atsuko Ichijo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
31:55
December 07, 2020
Electoral and Pandemic Politics Collide: Israel and the Covid-19 Pandemic
The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Ronald Ranta wrote Chapter 5 (pages 53-60) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Israel up to June 30th 2020. Ronald Ranta is a Senior Lecturer the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London. He has published on numerous aspects of Israel's foreign and domestic affairs. He is also an expert in the field of Food Studies. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
34:18
November 30, 2020
Comparative Success Despite Little Action: Japanese Politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic
The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Atsuko Ichijo wrote Chapter 6 (pages 61-69) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan up to June 30th 2020. Atsuko Ichijo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London.  The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
32:45
November 23, 2020
Short and Long-Term Problems Intersect: Covid-19, Politics and Protest in Bulgaria
The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Nevena Nancheva wrote Chapter 4 (pages 45-52) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Bulgaria up to June 30th 2020. Nevena Nancheva is a Senior Lecturer the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London. She has published widely on Bulgarian politics. The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
30:25
November 16, 2020
Differing Start and End Points: Pandemic Politics in Romania
This episode on Romania was recorded and released on November 9th 2020, when Romania began a second partial lockdown. The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Radu Cinpoes wrote Chapter 3 (pages 37-44) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Romania up to June 30th 2020. Radu Cinpoes is Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London. He has published widely on Romanian politics. This episode contains some discussion of testing and positivity rates. Some comparative stats on positivity rates can be found here: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
36:20
November 09, 2020
Democratic Technocracy? Germany, Merkel and the Covid-19 Pandemic
This episode on Germany was released on November 2nd 2020, the day Germany entered a second partial lockdown. The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Rob Ledger wrote Chapter 2 (pages 29-36) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany up to June 30th 2020. You can follow Rob Ledger at: @bobledge The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
37:25
November 02, 2020
Behind the Curve? UK Politics and Covid-19
The discussions in this episode are an update on a chapter in the report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies. Robin Pettitt wrote Chapter 1 (pages 20-28) of the report, which examined the political and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in The UK up to June 30th 2020. The UK Government review on differences in risks and outcomes related to Covid-19 between different groups mentioned in this episode is available here. Robin Pettitt is a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights. You can follow Robin Pettitt at: @RobinPettitt The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights
42:00
October 29, 2020
COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast Trailer
The COVID-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the COVID-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London. Original music by Sovereign Heights
03:13
October 27, 2020