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Call for papers for the workshop 'Expertise and Democratic Accountability in Courts and Public Administration' in May 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March.
The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) will be officially launched in Brussels on 23 November 2015.
Call for papers for the panel 'Was Plato Right? Should the Experts Rule?' at the ECPR Joint Sessions 2016 in Pisa. Deadline for paper proposals: 1 December 2015.
They claim to know European women's experiences and needs. Some argue that more expert power makes EU gender equality policies less democratic. Researchers have studied what kind of expertise is involved.
ARENA contributed extensively to two workshops under the Nordic Political Science Congress in August. The themes discussed were the EU in the world and expert rule, respectively.
The EPISTO project is co-organizing the workshop 'Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse', which will take place in Paris on 20-21 November 2014.
John Moodie in this EUROPP blog post argues that while there are legitimate concerns over the use of Commission expert groups, there are adequate checks and balances in place to provide democratic safeguards.
The EPISTO project staged its kick-off conference in Oslo on 4-5 April 2013. Around 60 participants contributed to a real kick-start of the project, which is lead by Cathrine Holst at ARENA.
Cathrine Holst assesses whether modern society’s dependence on expertise ensures that we must now redefine what democracy means at LSE's EUROPP-blog.