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Choosing by losing

The psychology of political decision making

"Europe demands it!" or "It is our only option!" these are all excuses politicians make to sell unpleasant reforms to the electorate. For politicians, ruling means having to make difficult decisions that could make you impopular. So why are they sometimes willing to take that risk? Economist and political scientist Barbara Vis is searching for patterns in political decision making.

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Produced by Fast Facts
Commissioned by: De Jonge Akademie

With special thanks to
Dieuwertje Kuijpers and Jona Linde

Made by: Aline Idzerda 2015
In cooperation with
Camera & editing: Jonathan Massey | Persistent Vision
Music: Daan van West
Graphics: SproetS