Ep. 145: A conversation with Leo Arriola, Lise Rakner, and Nic van de Walle about democratic backsliding
June 04, 2022
Leonardo Arriola, Lise Rakner, and Nicolas van de Walle
"Breaking Bad: Understanding the Backlash against Democracy in Africa" is a collaborative project that takes a multi-method approach to studying democracy. In this episode, we speak with project members Lise Rakner (University of Bergen), Leonardo Arriola (University of California, Berkeley), and Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University) about their upcoming edited volume and what we should know about the state of democracy in Africa.
In the news wrap, Rachel recommends a new book from Mariana Candido and talks about why Roe v. Wade matters to Africans.
Books, Links, & Articles
Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
Lise Rakner, University of Bergen
Nicolas van de Walle, Cornell University
Breaking Bad: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa project
- "Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa" by Lise Rakner
Until We Have Won Our Liberty: South Africa after Apartheid by Evan Lieberman
Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa by Peer Schouten
Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe and the Danish Cartoon Crisis by Michael Bang Petersen, Paul Sniderman, Rune Slothuus, and Rune Stubager
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee
Wealth, Land, and Property in Angola: A History of Dispossession, Slavery, and Inequality by Mariana Candido