The March for Democracy, from Philadelphia to Washington DC, April 2016

With questions about the state of democracy around the world, the University of Birmingham’s Unfiltered series features two leading analysts, Professor Nic Cheeseman and Dr Niheer Dasandi, to consider if democratic systems from the US to the UK to Europe, Asia, and Africa are better in theory than in practice.

While democracy has an idea of political fairness at its heart, it doesn’t always have an idea of economic fairness. The idea, the critique that Trump put against democracy in America was really about an out-of-touch elite, which was kind of hitting home against this economic inequality.

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