Conference: A Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the Challenge of Policymaking

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From Thursday 15 February to Friday 16 February, the Melbourne School of Government will host a conference on expertise in policymaking.

At a time when the economic, social and environmental governance challenges facing contemporary societies have grown in severity, scope and complexity, trust in experts and established institutions is in decline. In the process the role and legitimacy of expertise in policymaking has increasingly been called into question. It is timely to think anew, and self-critically, about our assumptions regarding experts and expertise. In this two-day conference our focus is on policymaking which is controversial, contested and complex, which is sociotechnical and not simply technical or purely scientific.

For further details and registration, please visit the conference website.