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Crisis of Expertise

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ISBN-10: 0745665772

ISBN-13: 9780745665771

Edition: 2019

Authors: Gil Eyal

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In recent political debates there has been a significant change in the valence of the word "experts" from a superlative to a near pejorative, typically accompanied by a recitation of experts' many failures and misdeeds. In topics as varied as Brexit, climate change and vaccinations there is a palpable mistrust of experts and a tendency to dismiss their advice. Are we witnessing, therefore, the "death of expertise," or is the handwringing about an "assault on science" merely the hysterical reaction of threatened elites? In this new book, Gil Eyal argues that what needs to be explained is not a one-sided "mistrust of experts" but the two-headed pushmi-pullyu of unprecedented reliance on…    
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 9/20/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.60" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English