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NEW Constitution Unit Podcast

10 February 2021

The Constitution Unit is pleased to bring you our new podcast. You can now listen to audio recordings of the Constitution Unit's virtual and in-person events, and topical podcast episodes which feature our researchers.

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The Constitution Unit is pleased to bring you our new podcast. You can now listen to audio recordings of the Constitution Unit's virtual and in-person events, and topical podcast episodes which feature our researchers. Ten episodes are available to listen to at your leisure. Here's just a flavour of what's on offer.


Attitudes to Democracy in the UK Today | 25 February 2021

To launch the Unit's new ESRC-funded project, 'Democracy in the UK after Brexit', we invited three experts on public opion and democracy to discuss what we know, and don't know, about how people view democracy in the UK. 

Speakers: Professor Jane Green, Professor Claudia Landwehr and Deborah Mattinson. 

Chair: Dr Alan Renwick. 

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Boris Johnson and Parliament | 27 January 2021

Two seasoned Conservative parliamentarians and the director of the Constitution Unit look back at Boris Johnson’s relationship with parliament, reflect on the highs and lows, expectations and reality, and lessons for the future.

Speakers: Mark Harper MP, Lord Young of Cookham and Professor Meg Russell.

Chair: Jill Rutter.

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Devolution and the Union | 4 December 2020 

As the final part of the Constitution Unit’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we looked at devolution and the Union. Four academic experts, one from each part of the UK, discuss the devolution journey so far, and its future. 

Speakers: Professor John Denham, Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Professor Michael Keating, and Professor Laura McAllister.

Chair: Professor Robert Hazell.

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Populism and the Rise of Autocracy | 3 December 2020 

There are concerns about the rise of populism and erosion of democratic standards throughout the world.  In this Policy and Practice seminar three international experts discuss these worldwide trends.

Speakers: Anne Applebaum, Rory Stewart and Professor Nadia Urbinati. 

Chair: Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit.

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Monarchy in Modern Democracy | 22 October 2020

Monarchies remain pivotal parts of several democratic countries across Europe. What is behind the longevity of these monarchies, and what can be said for their future survival?  In this episode of UCL Uncovering Politics Professor Robert Hazell, book co-author of a new volume on Europe’s eight contemporary democracies, explores these questions. 

Guest: Professor Robert Hazell

Host: Dr Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit.

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