First Thought Talk with David Runciman

With the rise of nationalism and ‘strongman’ leaders, many democracies are under increasing threat. Watch as David Runciman discusses the health of democracy and qualities of political leadership with Catriona Crowe in this GIAF First Thought Talk.

David Runciman is a political scientist who has written seven books on political structures and democracy. His 2018 book, How Democracy Ends, was an international bestseller and fuelled a debate on the fate of our most cherished political model. He has just published Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers.

He is Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and runs a regular and very popular podcast, Talking Politics.

Catriona Crowe is the curator of GIAF First Thought Talks.