SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Cathrine Holst on reasons to mistrust experts

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Is there a fundamental tension between democracy and expertise? How can non-experts evaluate experts? When we design science advice systems, should we prioritise independence or interdependence?

Professor Cathrine Holst discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. We also discuss techniques to reduce human error in science advice, how to pronounce awkward acronyms, and whether populism is the chicken or the egg.

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