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Public intellectuals and experts cannot tell citizens what to do

Verovšek, Peter J. (2020) Public intellectuals and experts cannot tell citizens what to do. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (30 Jan 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How should academics approach their roles as public intellectuals in light of decreasing trust in experts and growing need for their expertise? Peter J. Verovšek argues there is a need to ensure the strategic competition for media power does not destroy the quality of public debate that is necessary to maintain a functioning representative democracy. Academics should view themselves as guardians of the public debate.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 15:54
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103587

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