Why Governments Get It Wrong : And How They Can Get It Right-9781529083330

Why Governments Get It Wrong : And How They Can Get It Right

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Author: Grube, Dennis C.

United Kingdom, Great Britain

Published on 7 September 2023 by PAN MACMILLAN (Pan Books) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 256 pages
200 x 131 x 15 | 186g

Now with new Preface.

'This humane, accessible and lucid work will enlighten any voter, and remind any would-be – or currently serving – politician of the pitfalls to avoid' – TLSAs the list of U-turns grows ever longer, the cost of living crisis intensifies and mortgage rates rise, we really need those in charge to get it right. In Why Governments Get It Wrong, Cambridge's Professor Dennis C. Grube gives a timely and incisive examination of the pitfalls, failures and successes of those in power around the world.

We live in an era when we really need governments to be effective – the economy, our health and the future of the planet are at stake – but so often they can seem clueless, and their decisions leave us confused.

With insight and wit, Grube explains how governments can improve their decision-making and, by examining fascinating case studies, he highlights the key factors that make for effective government.

With the stakes higher than ever before, this original and important book is an essential read for any concerned citizen who wants to understand why governments make the wrong decisions and, crucially, what can be done about it.

'Convincing' – David Lammy MP'A must-read' – Sebastian Payne, author of The Fall of Boris Johnson‘Highly original and very entertaining' – Gavin Esler, author of How Britain Ends'There is a real gap for this book' – Isabel Hardman, author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians