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Political WorldView Podcast: Democracy Gone Wild — From Brazil to the Philippines

Political WorldView Podcast: Democracy Gone Wild — From Brazil to the Philippines
June 03
13:30 2016

PHOTO: Philippines’ President-elect Rodrigo Duterte: A tribute to democracy or a threat to it?


EA’s Political WorldView podcast takes a look at the difficulties of democracy this week.

We start with Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and most of the country’s politicians are caught up in corruption allegations. Then — after a glance at Trump’s America — it’s a journey to the Philippines, where President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has promised death-squad tactics on alleged criminals and assassinations of journalists, as well as making a series of provocative comments about women.

See also Brazil Analysis: A Coup Against President Rousseff?

Even the Numbers of the Week join in, with a sharp comment on the state of Britain’s referendum over European Union membership alongside a requiem for the demise of one of the best-known chain of British department stores.

Regulars Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas are joined by University of Birmingham colleague Marco Vieira.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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