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First PERITIA Newsletter Issue Published

  • July 1, 2020
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This morning, we proudly published the first issue of the PERITIA newsletter. Full of highlights from turbulent five project months, the newsletter introduces the project’s research agenda and provides an excellent selection of ongoing research, interviews, news articles, academic papers, podcasts, webinars, and much more, emphasizing three key questions of PERITIA that turned into global […]

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PERITIA’s new look and features

  • May 27, 2020
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PERITIA – Policy, Expertise and Trust – has revamped its online presence with a new look and added features. Our objective is to be a highly informative, balanced and constantly updated source for anyone who is interested in the relationship of policy, expertise and trust. The project website as well as Twitter and Facebook channels […]

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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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The big question behind PERITIA: How to deal with a populist backlash against experts

  • February 3, 2020
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Maria Baghramian, Professor of American Philosophy at the University College Dublin, is Project Leader and Coordinator of PERITIA (Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action), an EU-funded research programme exploring the conditions under which people trust expertise used for shaping public policy. In this interview, she presents the rationale behind the project and argues for a […]

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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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