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The Ideas that are Changing Politics


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Speaker(s): David Willetts MP, David Cameron MP
Chair: Professor Kenneth Minogue

Recorded on 20 February 2008 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour. David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for work and pensions from 2001-2005 and has worked at HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit.

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