Media playback is unsupported on your device

Author James Robinson on China, Europe and Soviet Union

3 July 2012 Last updated at 16:03 BST

Political scientist James Robinson said "democracies can be dysfunctional" and claimed people used to the think the Soviet Union was an "economic miracle".

The author of Why Nations Fail looked at the rising power of China and the future of Europe, as he spoke with Baroness Neuberger.

MORE FROM THE DAILY POLITICS

More clips and news on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter