Long ago, I studied political science at the University of British Columbia1. The curriculum paid considerable attention to history and philosophy but was rather light on material describing how governments actually operate.
A British television series broadcast in the 1980s may explain public administration better than any political science journal or textbook.
This video clip from Yes Prime Minister could be about British Columbia’s approach to climate change, or it could be about the NDP’s response to COVID-19, or about flooding, or any emergency that confronts the province.
Another lesson in government by Sir Humphrey Appleby GCB KBE MVO:
1 In fact, “studied” is a rather generous term but I am not prepared to change it. The Profs are all gone by now.