Who is an expert? – European University Institute

One of the most difficult problems in communication between experts and policy makers and the public is in establishing who is an expert. Experts by the nature are quite narrow. Those who are most vocal often speak beyond the range of their expertise, and in some cases act as out and out charlatans. This discredits experts in general. Applying some straightforward principles can help determine whether advice is truly expert. I consider examples including the role of expertise in the climate change debate.


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