Bridges to the Future

Responsible Parties

Episode Summary

Has the opening up of political parties been a vital force for change, or bad for democracy as a whole? With Yale professor Ian Shapiro, and two of the founders of Brand New Congress and the Justice Democrats, Isra Allison and Nasim Thompson.

Episode Notes

Has the opening up of political parties been a vital force for change, or bad for democracy as a whole? How can politicians represent both their party members and the voters? Is it game over for the old party politics of left vs right, and for the old party establishment? This week Matthew Taylor and Ian Leslie are putting political parties in the spotlight.

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Produced by James Shield.

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