Prof Matthew Flinders questions the drive to decry politics and exclude politicians from certain decisions.
He explores the obstacles for those who might want a career in politics.
And he argues that politics is a force for good.
Interviewees include Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, John Bercow, John Redwood, William Waldegrave and Alastair Campbell.
Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics at Sheffield University.
This is the third part of his series in which he presents his personal viewpoint challenging political cynicism and defending the role of politics in our society.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.
Matthew Flinders argues against the drive to reduce the scope of politics.