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The Life and Times of F.A. Hayek – A Conversation with Bruce Caldwell

Prof. Bruce Caldwell from Duke University speaks to us about his new book Hayek: A Life

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UK Pensions Crisis and Central Banking

On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, Dr. Steven Klein interviews Prof. Martin Weale from the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. This episode is titled “UK Pensions Crisis and Central Banking”.

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What Intellectual History Teaches Us: A Conversation with Quentin Skinner

Tune in to a special conversation on the governance podcast between Professor Jeremy Jennings of King’s College London and Professor Quentin Skinner of Queen Mary University. Professor Skinner discusses the meaning of intellectual history, key insights about republicanism and political representation, and the perennial lessons we stand to learn from the humanities about our political present.

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Radical Solutions to Liberal Problems: In Conversation with Lea Ypi

Modern political life is fraught with difficult choices: cosmopolitanism or statism? Liberalism or socialism? Where do these debates stand and can political theorists help us choose? In this episode of the Governance Podcast, Carmen Pavel (King’s College London) sits down with Lea Ypi (LSE) for a conversation about the fundamental role of politics and radical democracy in current affairs.

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Economics and Governance

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Complexity and the Politics of Regulation: A Discussion with Andy Haldane

On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, Mark Pennington, the Director at the Study of Governance and Society here at King College London, interviews Andy Haldane. This episode is titled ‘Complexity and the Politics of Regulation’, and discusses the governance of financial risk in conditions where it’s hard to predict how agents will respond to a given situation and the possibility of error, whether by private agents or by those who regulate their behavior.

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The Pitfalls in Using Big Data: In Conversation with Diane Coyle

On this episode of the Governance Podcast, Mark Pennington, the Director at the Study of Governance and Society here at King College London, interviews Professor Diane Coyle. This episode is titled “The data that is and that data the isn’t: the pitfalls of using big data”, and discusses the various uses and implications of big data in society, and the many pitfalls that may arise.

Environmental Governance

Governance and Political Philosophy

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The Case Against the Sovereign State: In Conversation with David Thunder

David Thunder (University of Navarra) argues that many modern political theorists, from Hobbes to Rawls, overstate the importance of state sovereignty. He envisions an alternative, polycentric form of social organisation that can support one’s freedom to flourish. Tune in for his argument in this episode of the Governance Podcast led by Billy Christmas (King’s College London).

Governance in History

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Lessons From British Economic History: In Conversation with Gary Cox

What are the origins of constrained government? How did globalisation influence politics in Victorian Britain, and are there lessons for modern times? In this episode of the Governance Podcast, Gary Cox (Stanford) sits down with Anton Howes (King’s College London) to discuss his corpus of research in economic history and political economy from 17th through the 19th centuries.

International Governance

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Sovereignty and International Law: In Conversation with Carmen Pavel

On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, our Director Prof. Mark Pennington interviews Prof. Carmen Pavel from the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. This episode is titled “Sovereignty and International Law”, which features Carmen’s recently published book with Oxford University Press Law Beyond the State.

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Understanding and Misunderstanding Governance in Afghanistan: In Conversation with Jennifer Murtazashvili

On this week’s episode of the Governance Podcast, our Director Prof. Mark Pennington, interviews Prof. Jennifer Murtazashvili from the University of Pittsburgh. This episode features her latest book Land, the State and War, published by Cambridge University Press. The book employs a historical narrative, extensive fieldwork and a national survey to explore how private property institutions develop, how they are maintained, and their relationship to the state and state-building within the context of Afghanistan. This episode also discusses the long running governance challenges in Afghanistan, and the recent problems associated with the actions of foreign powers.

Politics and Governance

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‘Too much’ and ‘too little’ content moderation: In Conversation with Terry Flew

On this latest episode of the Governance Podcast, Mark Pennington, the Director at the Study of Governance and Society here at King College London, interviews Professor Terry Flew. This episode is titled “‘Too much’ and ‘too little’ content moderation”, and discusses the question of content moderation on digital platforms as a case study in Foucauldian approaches to governmentality.

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The Pitfalls in Using Big Data: In Conversation with Diane Coyle

On this episode of the Governance Podcast, Mark Pennington, the Director at the Study of Governance and Society here at King College London, interviews Professor Diane Coyle. This episode is titled “The data that is and that data the isn’t: the pitfalls of using big data”, and discusses the various uses and implications of big data in society, and the many pitfalls that may arise.

The Counterintuitive Series

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Post Truth Politics? In Conversation with Matt Sleat

That we live in an era of ‘post truth politics’ has become a widespread mantra since the shock of the Brexit vote and the 2016 election of Donald Trump. But Matt Sleat (University of Sheffield) believes this is a mistake: politics is no more ‘post truth’ now than it has ever been. To understand what has been happening, we need to look elsewhere. Join us on this episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast.