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2 October 2018

Episode 1799

30 minutes

Why is Shinzo Abe trying to reform Japan’s pacifist constitution? Plus: we explore what other countries could learn from Switzerland’s experience of direct democracy, discuss the use of public spaces in Lebanon and find out about the return of London’s elevated walkways.

2 October 2018

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Direct democracy

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Mark Dittli, editor in chief of ‘Republik’, explains what other countries can learn from Switzerland’s voting experience.

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