Keith Dowding, It’s the Government, Stupid: How Governments Blame Citizens for their own Policies – Bristol University Press, September 2021

Keith Dowding, It’s the Government, Stupid: How Governments Blame Citizens for their own Policies – Bristol University Press, September 2021

Governments have developed a convenient habit of blaming social problems on their citizens, including homelessness, gun crime, obesity, drug addiction and problem gambling.

In this new book, Keith Dowding calls for us to stop scapegoating fellow citizens and to demand more from our governments, who have the real power and responsibility to alleviate social problems.

Watch Keith introduce the book here and listen to him talk about the arguments of the book in more detail in this podcast. You can also read his article on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog.

“Everyone – voters and politicians – should read this book.”Matt Matravers, University of York

“Throws down the gauntlet to political philosophers … Timely and important.”Miriam Bankovsky, La Trobe University

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