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Quote of the Week: Maurice Cowling, “The Nature and Limits of Political Science”

Governments which have ‘succeeded’ (in an administrative or governmental sense) may nevertheless ‘fail’ in an electoral sense; and there is no reason to suppose that electors can judge the first with any serious precision. Governments chosen by ‘free elections’ may sometimes be better than others; but there is unlikely to be a high correlation (if measurement of this kind can be made at all) between a part of the process by which men come to office (a free election) and the use they make of office once they get it.

▪ Maurice Cowling, The Nature and Limits of Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 1963) extract from page 36.

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