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Why Governments Get It Wrong – Book launch

07/10/2022 | 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Waterstones, Cambridge,
£8 General Admission (£5 for Waterstones Loyalty Cardholder)
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Dennis C. Grube launches his new book "Why Governments Get it Wrong" – a brilliant and accessible guide to the politics and pitfalls of policymaking.

Join the Bennett Institute’s Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Dennis C. Grube for the launch of his new book Why Governments Get it Wrong.

In conversation with David Runciman, he’ll discuss why governments so often make bad decisions when trying to solve the problems that we face; from the UK school exam fiasco during the pandemic, to the disastrous second US-led invasion of Iraq, and Canada’s support for asbestos mining when it was known to be highly toxic.

He’ll also show us that – by exploring government failures – there is a way for those governing to get it right and improve all our lives in the process. Governments change the world every day – often for the better. But sometimes they just get the fundamentals wrong.

This book and event are for anyone who has ever stared in frustration at the TV news, wondering why the government can’t seem to get its act together. Failure is not inevitable, and the successes – when they come – can do much to restore our trust in politicians.


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Speakers & Hosts

Dennis Grube

Professor Dennis Grube

Research lead in political decision-making

Dennis C. Grube is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and research lead in political decision-making at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Biography Dennis’...

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