Nobody Knows Anything: Why is Politics so Surprising?

David RuncimanNobody Knows Anything: Why is Politics so Surprising?
The Political Quarterly Annual Lecture by David Runciman

5 December 2017, 6:30pm
North Side Function Room, Bush House
London WC2B 4PH

From the PQ website:

“The 2017 General Election was the latest in a series of events that took pollsters, pundits, prediction markets and politicians by surprise. At a point when digital technology is supplying more information than ever before, politics is becoming more unpredictable

How are these phenomena related? Why have the voters become so hard to read? And is the volatility of electoral politics a sign that democracy is still working or is it an indication of the trouble democracy is in?”

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