112. THE ELECTION WILL BE TELEVISED: leaders’ debates and democracy

Hello! The UK was late to the party on holding TV election debates. What can we learn from other countries about how to do them well? Nick Anstead talks us through why we avoided debates for so long and where we’re still going wrong. US expert Diana Carlin explains the history of presidential debates and why she thinks they’ve been good for democracy. Then Graham Fox discusses Canada’s recent experience of overhauling how their debates are run.

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Comedian Pierre Novellie returns to pick apart the first week of the General Election campaigning


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