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The political flâneur is my vehicle for examining politics while remaining aloof from the groupthink of the contemporary academy. Dr Michael de Percy FCILT is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society at the University of Canberra. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. All comments on ...
 
Safeguarding Matters is a podcast series hosted by the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub where we discuss matters relating to safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment in the aid sector. We have conversations with thought leaders and practitioners who can offer insights that can help us all to better understand safeguarding and improve our practices.
 
Join the Brothers Coffey as they dive headlong into how stories are told. Content both old and new, books, tv shows, video games, you name it. Not suitable for potentially any age, so listen in every week. Really though, probably not something to listen to with your kids.
 
Hello! My name is Ralph Valentino Jean. And my podcast is about language learning. I am a polyglot, I want to share my techniques with you you. And I also want to teach Haitian creole language, English, and French. So have fun with the podcast "Self-Taught POLYGLOT" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-x4mbvzo-Vfq5dxI5XV2xA
 
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We freely acknowledge Malaysia can be a difficult country for us to keep track of, especially over the last four years which saw dramatic governmental changes mid-term. But no need to worry as we're joined by Dr. Lynette Ong of the University of Toronto to take us through the twists and turns of recent Malaysian politics and what the results of the…
 
In the US midterm elections the red tide of Republican victories singularly failed to materialise, with Republicans making modest gains at best and failing to take the Senate. But why did Democrats perform so well when all the fundamentals were against them? To break this remarkable set of results down, were joined by Prof. Chris Carman of the Univ…
 
In Denmark's recent election incumbent PM Mette Frederiksen's left-leaning bloc won a narrow majority in parliament against predictions. Yet it's all change in Denmark's party system, as Frederiksen instead seeks to form a centrist government around her Social Democrats. We break down why ordering the death of some Mink triggered the downfall of a …
 
Do you like your good news moderated by terrible news? Then this is the podcast for you! We're going over the second round of the Brazilian presidential elections which saw former president Silva strike a blow fro democracy and environment, but on the other hand we're going to bring you the lowdown on the Israeli legislative elections, which saw th…
 
On October 2nd Brazil had its first round of presidential elections. Former president Lula got 48.43% of the vote and incumbent Bolsonaro got 43.2% of the vote. Because neither candidate got over 50% of the vote, the country will go to a runoff vote on October 30th. Fair to say that many people around the world, and not only in Brazil, are on the e…
 
Ce podcast revient sur l'expérience du NRC en matière de Sauvegarde au Burkina Faso et au Niger. Pourquoi la Sauvegarde au sein du NRC ? Quels systèmes mis en place pour la Protection des populations notamment les enfants ? Quels politiques, outils, mécanismes pour la Sauvegarde au sein de notre organisation ? Qui impliquer dans nos démarche de mis…
 
In this podcast, Oge Chukwudozie talks to Prof. Rafatu Abdulhamid and Nathaniel Awuapila about safeguarding risks in education. Learn about the kinds of safeguarding risks in education programs, CSO involvement in education programs in Nigeria, and ways CSOs can help education programs mitigate different safeguarding risks. Please be advised that t…
 
Elections on 3rd October in Quebec saw another landslide majority for the CAQ party of premier François Legault. Leagult came to power in 2018 leading the first government not of the Liberals or PQ since the 1960s. He represents a departure in Quebecois politics from the Sovereignty-federalism divide. The size of the CAQ victory was magnified by th…
 
This episode the Brothers Coffey are joined by the one and only Sister Elaine to submerge into the depths of history. Is it important to learn about history? Do you enjoy it? Which cheat codes did you use in Grand Theft Auto 3? Hear all about that and more on this weeks Coffey Press! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to mak…
 
Italy held snap general elections on 25th September which saw a victory for its 'centre-right' coalition of parties. Chief among these was the radical right Brothers of Italy party led by presumptive PM Giorgia Meloni, who managed to triumph over a divided centre-left. We discuss what the origins and ideology of the new rightist government and the …
 
Sweden’s general election on 11th September produced a knife edge result which saw the right-wing bloc of the centre-right parties and the radical right Sweden Democrats win a small majority. The election marks the final incorporation of the Swedish Democrats into the party system and the breakdown of the cordon sanitaire around them. Follow us on …
 
*This episode was recorded before the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II* Chileans voted overwhelmingly against a new draft of the constitution last weekend.This vote comes after a long process of social protests followed by fascinating political change in one of Latin America’s most prosperous countries and one of the most solid democracies…
 
Angola elected its President and National Assembly on 24th August. Although the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won again, this was the closest election since Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975. Previous elections had seen a landslide victory for the MPLA and long term president José Eduardo dos Santos, who had…
 
Kenya held general elections on 9th August to a plethora of positions including its presidency. This contest was won narrowly by William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance, in a victory which is now being tested. We're joined by Dr. Fred Ajwang of Kings College London to dive into the world of Kenyan politics, a world of clientelism, ethnic vot…
 
What is a green party? Where do they do best and who supports them? We look at this ever more relevant party family and break down their ideology, origins and supporters. From the Nordics to Mexico to New Zealand, this is a truly global guide to the greens! Please do rate and subscribe wherever you're listening and follow us on twitter @ballotworld…
 
On July 26th Tunisian’s voted in favour of a Constitutional Referendum that many suggest is largely a power grab by current president Kais Saied. This referendum was marked by very low turnout (a little over 30%), but a very high percentage of “Yes” votes among those who participated (94%). The opposition boycotted the referendum. Was this constitu…
 
We're concluding our countdown of the world's electoral systems, this week looking at the top three. Who will come out on top? Which electoral system will be known for all time as the incontrovertible best? Tune in to find out. Follow us on twitter @ballotworld and please rate and subscribe wherever you're listening.…
 
The Brothers Coffey strike back! With the launch of season 2 your favorite Brothers Coffey discusses one of our favorite subjects- video games as the first installment of why we like things. Hear about the significant plot twist in a land known as "Chicago" --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor…
 
This week we're embarking on an epic mission to settle once and for all what the best electoral system is. We survey a wide range of the systems in use and discuss their pros and cons, working our way up from worst to best. This week we get from the block vote all the way up to the single transferable vote, before leaving you in suspense for our to…
 
This week we're catching up on two second rounds from elections we've looked at in the past few weeks. First, we return to Colombia, where Andres has been reporting on the ground, to hear about Petro's narrow victory. Then we go back to France where Macron's bloc looses its parliamentary majority, throwing the 5th republic into uncharted waters. We…
 
Bonjour! We're back in France taking a look at the first round of the French legislative elections that are following hot on the heels of Macron's reelection as President. We're unpacking where NUPE came from and why its posed such a danger to Macron, as well as the behaviour of the other parties and alliances in this contest. Because it's the Ball…
 
Ontario held provincial elections last week, which saw the incumbent Progressive Conservatives win in a landslide. Their leader, Doug Ford, has been a populist figure with a controversial record. Also this week, the UK Conservatives held a vote of confidence in PM Boris Johnson, who survived, but by a fairly narrow margin. We break down what the re…
 
Colombia held its first round of voting for president last Sunday (May 29th) which culled the field of contenders to two candidates: Gustavo Petro who everyone expected would go on to the second round and Rodolfo Hernández whose victory is quite shocking. The fact that Gustavo Petro emerged as the highest voted candidate is already a sort of politi…
 
Australia's federal elections saw the ouster of Scott Morrison's Coalition government and major successes for third parties and independents. It also saw the return of the Labor Party under leader Anthony Albanese after 9 years in opposition. We're joined by Australian elections analyst Ben Raue to break down the collapse in coalition support and t…
 
Filipinos went to the polls on May 9th 2022 for an important general election, to elect president, vice-president, renew the House of Representatives, some Senate seats, and elect governors, and several local officials. The main headline is that a majority of voters in the Philippines elected Ferdinand Marcos, also referred to as Bongbong Marcos, t…
 
On 5th May Northern Ireland elected a new Assembly in a momentous contest which saw Sinn Féin become the largest party for the first time and the hardline unionist DUP loose a significant share of the votes. The elections come at a turbulent moment for Northern Ireland, with breakdowns in power-sharing and the fallout form Brexit. We're joined by P…
 
This week Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru announced plans to dramatically reform the Welsh Parliament- the Senedd. These much needed changes, which would increased the Parliament from 60 to 96 and change the electoral system, have been met with change and controversy. We break down what these changes mean for Welsh politics.…
 
In this episode of the podcast Safeguarding Matters, we discuss funding for safeguarding and explain what funding is available for safeguarding and how non-governmental organisations can get funds for their safeguarding activities. In this episode, Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi, the Senior Adviser for the RSH Nigerian Hub talks with Karen Walker-Simpson, D…
 
We’re discussing local elections held across England, Scotland and Wales last week, which saw heavy losses for the governing Conservatives and gains for the centre-left opposition parties. In Scotland, the SNP remained dominant and Labour returned to second place, and in Wales Labour scored a major victory as Plaid Cymru strengthened its hold over …
 
Slovenia has been ruled in recent years by a rickety coalition headed by Janez Janša, who has been a mainstay of Slovenian political life its entire democratic history. Janša is an incredibly controversial figure, who has cuddled up to Viktor Orban and moved towards the radical right. He has a long history of personal corruption and abuse of power.…
 
We break down the second round of France's presidential elections, which saw a wider than expected victory for President Macron over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. We discuss why this happened and what might be in store for Macron's second term and the upcoming legislative elections. Follow us on twitter @ballotworld and please rate and subscri…
 
De la mania grecque à la psychiatrie en passant par la folie furieuse et l'hystérie, l’histoire de la folie regorge de concepts et de figures qui marquent encore aujourd’hui notre vision de ce qu’on appelle les fous. Avec Ariana (Xanaria https://twitter.com/xanaria ) on s’est donc lancés dans la réalisation d’une série de lives sur Twitch pour essa…
 
In this episode of the podcast Safeguarding Matters, we discuss volunteer management – the use of volunteers in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and their roles, the risks and how to address these risks. In these podcast series by the RSH Nigeria Hub, we’ll discuss matters related to safeguarding in the humanitarian and development sector. We…
 
On April 10th, Mexico held its first presidential recall vote to see whether Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) would remain in office or not. The turnout threshold of 40% was not reached, as only 17.8% of the voter’s roll turned out, which means that the results were not legally binding- in any case, 92% of voters who turned out voted for AMLO to …
 
With all eyes on the French presidential election we decided to dive deep into the nature of this unusual executive, which has a reputation for being extremely powerful but doesn't operate along the lines spelled out in the constitution. We discuss the origins of the position, the sources of its power and analyse the results of the first round of t…
 
Don't listen to this episode if you're feeling down! It's not going to be easy listening as we delve into the results of Hungary and Serbia's elections on 3rd April. In both countries the authoritarian incumbents Viktor Orban and Aleksandar Vučić scored new victories, despite unprecedented opposition unity and an ongoing cost of living crisis. We e…
 
Malta held general elections on 26th March, which were won by the incumbent Labour Party of PM Robert Abela in another landslide victory. This outcome was never really in doubt, given all polls pointed towards it. The Labour government has been constantly dogged with corruption allegations, most famously the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Gali…
 
Hungary will go to the polls on 3rd April for an incredibly significant election where opposition parties have united to challenge the 12 year-long and increasingly autocratic rule of Viktor Orban. Ahead of Election Day, we’re looking back at the 3 decades of Hungarian history since the fall of communism, exploring how the country’s democracy came …
 
Don't know much about South Korean democracy? Well neither did we, which is why we spoke to Dr. Myungji Yang of the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, who took us through the main features of Korean politics and the key debates and personalities of this election. The election ended up a nail-bitter between two fairly inexperienced and unpopular candidat…
 
Last week Russia began a baleful and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, which has been fiercely resisted. While none of us feel qualified to discuss the war or offer analysis of it, we have recorded this to share some thoughts on Ukrainian democracy- particularly Chris' memories of being an election observer in Dnipro in 2012- and explain some of the …
 
On February 13th early elections were held to the parliament of the Spanish region of Castile and León, resulting in a bit of a backfire for regional centre-right President Alfonso Fernández Mañueco. Why should we care so much about these elections in a lesser known Spanish region? Well aside from some interesting local parties and issues of rural …
 
Latin America's most stable democracy went to the polls last weekend to elect its legislature, President and (two) vice-presidents. Costa Rica's party system is a long way from the two-party system that existed until 15 years ago, but it was the candidate of the old PLN that came out on top this time. José María Figueres, a former president with an…
 
Portugal held legislative elections on 31st January. These were snap elections a year ahead of schedule, after the two leftist parties which supported the minority Socialist government of PM António Costa down the government's budget. Costa was hoping for a majority, but polling during the campaign showed that the opposition PSD was gaining quite c…
 
The island nation of Barbados went to the polls on 19th January to elect a new Parliament, the first such elections after it became a republic last year. Prime Minister Mia Mottley's Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won a clean sweep of parliamentary seats for the second time in a row, as the opposition Democratic Labour Party (DLP) failed to make a com…
 
In an act of shameless self-promotion we're talking about Jonathan's recently completed PhD research, but we promise it's interesting! This means we're digging into regional politics, substate nationalist movements and the complex dynamics of territorial politics in Europe. Why do regional parties do better in some places than others? Why do territ…
 
We're joined by writer Julia Blunck to discuss the two main contenders to the Brazilian presidency, former President and centre-left icon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. With this election widely considered one of the most significant of the year, we're exploring the lives and backgrounds of these two figures, who …
 
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