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Recording: How expert advice shapes government decisions

This podcast by The Institute for Government, a UK think tank, explores how expert advice shapes decisions in government. It uses the COVID-19 pandemic as an example and also refers to other topics such as climate change.


It discusses:

  • Who decides the agreed scientific view?
  • What happens when it changes? 
  • How does expert scientific advice shape political decision making?
  • What happens when Government ministers decide to ignore, or overrule, scientific advice?

Listen here. See also the Foodsource chapter What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?

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