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Politicians can’t hide behind scientists forever – even in a pandemic

Besley, Timothy and Velasco, Andres ORCID: 0000-0003-0441-5062 (2020) Politicians can’t hide behind scientists forever – even in a pandemic. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (09 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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It is dangerous when politicians ignore expert advice. But it is just as dangerous when politicians outsource their judgement to experts, especially if the margin of error is huge and the advice is contested, write Tim Besley and Andrés Velasco. Ultimately, it is the job of politicians to make the tough decisions about trade-offs.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
School of Public Policy
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 12:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:33

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