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Public demand for technocratic expertise rises in times of crisis: what does this mean for democracy?


Bertsou, Eri (2020). Public demand for technocratic expertise rises in times of crisis: what does this mean for democracy? London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Abstract

Independent experts have played a prominent role in the responses of European governments to the Covid-19 outbreak. But while there appears to have been broad public support for the involvement of experts in policymaking during the crisis, are there potential implications for democracy? Drawing on a new book, Eri Bertsou presents five lessons learned from research on technocratic politics and the role of independent experts in democratic systems.

Abstract

Independent experts have played a prominent role in the responses of European governments to the Covid-19 outbreak. But while there appears to have been broad public support for the involvement of experts in policymaking during the crisis, are there potential implications for democracy? Drawing on a new book, Eri Bertsou presents five lessons learned from research on technocratic politics and the role of independent experts in democratic systems.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Date:14 May 2020
Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 12:00
Last Modified:28 Oct 2021 12:00
Publisher:London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
OA Status:Green
Official URL:https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2020/05/14/public-demand-for-technocratic-expertise-rises-in-times-of-crisis-what-does-this-mean-for-democracy/
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  • Language: English