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What drives public trust in science-based policies?

  • July 13, 2020
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PERITIA has been featured on a story and a series of interviews on the European Science Media Hub, the service of the European Parliament that brings journalists, scientists and policymakers together. The article presents the key questions of PERITIA’s research and considers its connections to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We live in complex times. Times when […]

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How to Understand Trust in Expertise at Times of COVID-19 – Contributions from the PERITIA Team

  • May 14, 2020
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The COVID-19 outbreak has become a real-time test for the role of experts in governance. Scientists and experts are in the spotlight of daily debates. Excellent, timely and independent science advice is at the core of government actions to tackle this health emergency. Policymakers and experts are working together to make use of the best evidence and knowledge available. All this requires communicating scientific knowledge and uncertainty under extraordinary circumstances.    

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New PEriTiA publication: Deliberative Systems Theory and Citizens’ Use of Online Media

  • April 8, 2020
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Our colleague Cathrine Holst (University of Oslo) has published the article “Deliberative Systems Theory and Citizens’ Use of Online Media: Testing a Critical Theory of Democracy on a High Achiever” on the journal Political Studies, co-authored with Hallward Moe (University of Bergen). The article focuses on the proper role of experts in democratic deliberation, with […]

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Call for Papers: Social Indicators of Trust in Experts [Extended Deadline: 30 April]

  • April 7, 2020
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International Workshop Date: October 1-2, 2020 Organizer(s): Gloria Origgi and Ty Branch, PEriTiA Location: Paris, Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Keynote speakers: Dan Sperber, Mark Alfano, Cristina Bicchieri Call for Papers When we are not competent enough ourselves, we rely on experts to advise us and to act in our best interest, with […]

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Videos of the symposium “Trust in a Changing World” now available

  • March 31, 2020
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The videos of the PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium “Trust in a Changing World” are now available. The event was hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD) on 2 March 2020 and brought together leading scholars to discuss trust in and the trustworthiness of policy related expert opinion in today’s changing world.   Ireland’s experiments in deliberative […]

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A philosopher’s reflection in times of COVID-19: How to think positively about isolation

  • March 23, 2020
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In times of the COVID-19 crisis, PEriTiA’s investigator Silvia Panizza (University College Dublin) provides a reflection on self-isolation from a philosopher’s perspective. This article was originally published on The Conversation.   Philosopher in Italian coronavirus lockdown on how to think positively about isolation “I am facing 14 days of self isolation and I find the prospect […]

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PEriTiA kicks off with international symposium in Dublin

  • March 12, 2020
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PEriTiA – Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action – was launched in Dublin on 2 March with the public symposium ‘Trust in a Changing World’, followed by an internal kick-off meeting. The Horizon 2020-funded research project will investigate the conditions under which people trust expert opinion and scientific advice informing public policy. Hosted by University […]

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PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium: Trust in a Changing World

  • February 21, 2020
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We are pleased to announce the PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium “Trust in a Changing World”, which will be hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD) on 2 March. The event will bring together leading scholars to discuss trust in and the trustworthiness of policy related expert opinion in today’s changing world. PEriTiA – Policy, Expertise and […]

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Call for abstracts for the conference ‘Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy’

  • December 11, 2019
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A call  for abstracts for the conference ‘Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy’ may be of your interest. The conference will be held at Groningen and organised by the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. Date: April 22-24, 2020 Location: Groningen, Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Groningen, in […]

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