University College Dublin
Lucas Dijker is a PhD student at University College Dublin, working under the supervision of Prof Maria Baghramian. He graduated cum laude from a joint MA degree in European Studies at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the University of Udine (Italy). Among his research interests are the role of expertise in political decision-making, the philosophy of public policy, and democratic theory. His research focuses on how the appeal to expertise structures contemporary Western politics and our experience of democracy. In particular, the conceptual and real-world interaction of technocracy and populism will be examined.