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Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast

By Peter Finn
Explores the intersection between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.
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Policy Silos & the Value of Learning from Local Innovation: Scotland, the Pandemic and the Union

Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast

Policy Silos & the Value of Learning from Local Innovation: Scotland, the Pandemic and the Union

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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 11, 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
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
April 29, 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 5, 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 5, 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 8, 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 7, 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 9, 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 2, 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