Experts: the politics of evidence and expertise in democratic innovation

Ruth Lightbody, Jennifer J. Roberts

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance
EditorsOliver Escobar, Stephen Elstub
Place of PublicationCheltenham
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019


  • democratic innovation
  • expertise
  • expert involvement


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