Chair of the Political Studies Assocation, Professor Matthew Flinders, discussed 'the problem with democracy' at the British Library on the 26th of November 2014. 

Professor Flinders asks if the apparent shift from healthy scepticism to corrosive cynicism have more to do with our unrealistic expectations of politics than a failure of democratic politics? Do the problems with democracy – if they exist – tell us more about a failure on the part of the public to understand politics rather than a failure of politicians to understand us? Maybe the problem with democracy is not that it is in short supply but that we have too much of it? 

The British Library recorded a high-quality podcast of the lecture on the night and have now made this podcast available to download at this link