SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Christiane Gerblinger on how experts self-sabotage

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When science advisors are employed by governments, how do they reconcile the competing needs to accurately convey the science, while ensuring it can be of maximum use in the current political context?

Dr Christiane Gerblinger has one answer: her research suggests that advisors adopt strategies to make themselves deliberately ignorable.

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