Editor

Jean Goodwin

Proceedings Title

Between Scientists & Citizens

Description

The potential for experts to exploit their positions of authority requires attention to the role of epistemic work as part of the social division of labour. Expertise has not become so distant from social hierarchy as we sometimes fancy, and evaluating expertise requires political analysis.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-70

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Authority in an Age of Expertise

The potential for experts to exploit their positions of authority requires attention to the role of epistemic work as part of the social division of labour. Expertise has not become so distant from social hierarchy as we sometimes fancy, and evaluating expertise requires political analysis.

 

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