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Attitudes in established democracies show there is still a place for independent experts in politics

Bertsou, Eri and Pastorella, Guilia (2016) Attitudes in established democracies show there is still a place for independent experts in politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (09 Dec 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While recent political developments may paint a bleak picture of the role of unelected experts in democratic politics, Eri Bertsou and Giulia Pastorella argue that positive attitudes toward ‘technocrats’ remain prevalent in many established democracies. They explain that what drives citizen preferences for political decision-making by independent experts is distrust of representative political institutions and a belief in the merits of democracy as a system. This highlights the appeal of ‘non-political politics’, which has enjoyed a surge in the past decade.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:32
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70029

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