Research Director Anine Kierulf and Professor Cathrine Holst invite Holberg Laureate Cass R. Sunstein to a conversation about expertise and policy making at the House of Literature in Oslo.
Public policy making draws its legitimacy from the people, but also from being based on correct factual assumptions. This requires knowledgeable policy makers. Fact finding and science affect how successful policies are in reaching their goals, and in avoiding negative side effects. The information-gathering advantages of the executive branch also affect the constitutional power balance – the more insightful its knowledge-based decision making is, the more reason for other branches to defer to it. But how to choose what knowledge to look for, and what expertise to emphasize more? And how relevant is political tradition to these choices?
The event is open to the public. No registration required.