The Constitution Unit


In Defence of Politics

27 September 2011

Radio 4

Meg Russell's interview on Prof Matt Flinders' Radio 4 programme In Defence of Politics.

This is the first of a three-part series presented from a personal viewpoint in which Professor Matthew Flinders challenges fashionable political cynicism and presents the case for defending politics.

He explores the 'expectations gap' between the challenges an inconsistent and demanding public pose for politicians and what they can reasonably be expected to deliver.

Listen to the programme


Further information

Meg Russell's Fabian pamphlet Must Politics Disappoint?