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The art of following the science

Bronk, Richard (2021) The art of following the science. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (18 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In recent years, western democracies have experienced a damaging erosion of faith in scientific expertise. While online conspiracy theories and the alternative facts promoted by charismatic demagogues are partly responsible, some blame attaches to the naïve way in which governments apply scientific data to policy questions, writes Richard Bronk. Science can neither substitute for political choices between competing goals nor replace the need for nuanced judgment of the multifaceted nature of specific problems.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 14:57
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108754

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