Episode 4
Can Liberal Democracies Right the Wrongs of Racial and Gender Injustices?

We have recently seen millions of people taking to the streets to protest social, political and environmental injustices. Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop protesters across the world from showing their support to the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we’re joined by Professor Nancy Fraser (The New School) and ask: can liberal democracy provide the distributive justice citizens seem to crave?

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Shalini Randeria s the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, as well as the Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the IHEID. Furthermore, she holds the Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen, where she leads a research group on Soft Authoritarianism.

Nancy Fraser is the Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research. Her work, which aims to enrich the liberal democratic tradition with contributions from feminism, critical theory and post-structuralism, is also concerned with other issues of political and social theory, including globalisation, cosmopolitanism, identity politics, neoliberalism and the welfare state.

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