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Episode summary: We talk to Roberto Foa about some of the findings in his groundbreaking new report ‘Global Satisfaction with Democracy’. Where are people most dissatisfied with democracy and why? Is it being driven by economic factors or is something else going on? And why does democratic satisfaction divide Europe north/south and east/west? Plus we talk about what might happen to satisfaction with democracy in the UK post-Brexit. With Helen Thompson. Talking Points: Dissatisfaction with democracy is up by about ten percentage points worldwide. - Northern Europe is more satisfied with democracy than Southern Europe. - Perhaps more surprising, Eastern Europe is more satisfied with democracy than Western Europe. There has been a meltdown of satisfaction in Southern Europe since the start of the Eurozone crisis. But in Germany, satisfaction levels went up after the crisis. - The internal story is more complicated: the German system was responsive to the interests of German banks, but not German savers. Backlash led to the rise…

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