TITLE

World view: Experts and democracy

AUTHOR(S)
Macilwain, Colin
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Nature;11/19/2009, Vol. 462 Issue 7271, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the author's views regarding the implications of a specialist adviser towards a government. The author states that this adviser can exercise a large influence on government because they were selected on party political grounds. He notes that the advice of a scientist alone cannot be trusted upon in delivering a public policy considering that essential expertise mostly resides in many segments of society.
ACCESSION #
45272097

 

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