17 Sep 2015

Why do governments blunder? Sir Ivor Crewe

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 17 September 2015

Respected British political scientist Sir Ivor Crewe argues that Britain has been badly governed for decades because politicians hoard power and ignore well-informed critics. Sir Ivor Crewe is the president of Britain's Academy of Social sciences and the master of Oxford's University College. His 2013 book The Blunders of Our Governments - written with Anthony King, laid bare the mistakes of successive British governments, which have wasted billions of dollars and created illogical policy. He is in New Zealand as a guest of the NZ Rhodes Scholars Association, and is delivering two lectures at Victoria University this evening.