Experts can play a number of roles in democratic innovations. However, there are challenges to consider regarding the value of expertise, the definition of expertise, what constitutes evidence and how experts should be involved in the process and outcome of democratic innovations. This Chapter explores some of these issues before outlining some of the key practical and normative issues around involving experts in democratic innovations.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance|
|Editors||Oliver Escobar, Stephen Elstub|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2019|
- democratic innovation
- expert involvement
Lightbody, R., & Roberts, J. J. (2019). Experts: the politics of evidence and expertise in democratic innovation. In O. Escobar, & S. Elstub (Eds.), Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance (pp. 225-240). Cheltenham.