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Democracy Maybe

Democracy Maybe

"Democracy Maybe" explores what democracy means, where it came from, how it works and what its greatest threats are today. It asks if democracy is in crisis, or if this is exactly how it works. From core ideas of participation and representation to the rise of populism, from forces of corruption to grassroots political struggles, the series explores these critical themes and travels the world to shed light on one of the biggest concerns of our time.

Full Episodes
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26:07
Democracy Maybe

By the People

Indigenous autonomy: Mexico's Cheran community throws out cartels and corrupt leaders, opting for self-governance.
Episode 7
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26:15
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We Had A Dream

A look at racial divides and the struggle for political representation of minority groups in the U.S. as they face inequality.
Episode 6
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25:47
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One Person, One Vote

Explore the deep flaws in the U.S. democratic system and how it is failing the American people.
Episode 5
A woman raises her hand with officers standing behind her.
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26:15
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My Life for Democracy

Young activists in Myanmar and Thailand risk their lives and face imprisonment in their fight for democracy.
Episode 4
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25:55
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Opposing Autocracy

A look at how autocratic leaders and tyrants undermine democracy, media failings, and those willing to challenge power.
Episode 3
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24:50
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How Democracy Dies

A look at Hungary and Myanmar and how they expose some of democracy's different vulnerabilities.
Episode 2
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25:40
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Democracy for Sale

Repression and rage — an exploration of how corruption and inequality have led to the failure of democracy in Lebanon.
Episode 1
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