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Lecture | Research Seminar

FGGA Research Seminar: The Rise of Populism and The Role of Expert Knowledge: The Case for Epistemic Democracy

Monday 13 May 2019
FGGA Research Seminars
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague


Bo Rothstein will give a talk on the rise of populism and the role of expert knowledge for the quality of government. The talk is part of a workshop on ‘Expertise and policy-making: comparative perspectives’. The seminar is open to everyone.


Bo Rothstein is Professor of Political Science and one of the founders of the Quality of Government Institute at the University of Gothenburg. He has previously been a professor at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on institutions, quality of government, trust and corruption. Among his main publications are Just Institutions Matter: The Moral and Political Logic of the Universal Welfare and Social Traps and the Problem of Trust (both with Cambridge University Press) and The Quality of Government: The Political Logic of Corruption, Inequality and Social Trust (University of Chicago Press, 2011). His latest book is Making Sense of Corruption (with Aiysha Varraich, Cambridge University Press, 2017). 

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