Immense uncertainty and the need for drastic interventions cause politicians to rely heavily on scientific advice for underpinning or legitimating their COVID-19 decision- making. This paper explores the role of scientific advice in this policy field in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. It shows that scientific advice is based on the disciplinary, mainly medical, backgrounds of advisors but is also influenced by social and economic values, which are core to what politicians find important. During the pandemic a growing gap between scientific advice and political decisions is observed.

The Role of Scientific Expertise in COVID-19 Policy-making: Evidence from Four European Countries / Hodges, Ron; Caperchione, Eugenio; van Helden, Jan; Reichard, Christoph; Sorrentino, Daniela. - In: PUBLIC ORGANIZATION REVIEW. - ISSN 1566-7170. - 22:2(2022), pp. 249-267. [10.1007/s11115-022-00614-z]

The Role of Scientific Expertise in COVID-19 Policy-making: Evidence from Four European Countries

Eugenio Caperchione;
2022

Abstract

Immense uncertainty and the need for drastic interventions cause politicians to rely heavily on scientific advice for underpinning or legitimating their COVID-19 decision- making. This paper explores the role of scientific advice in this policy field in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. It shows that scientific advice is based on the disciplinary, mainly medical, backgrounds of advisors but is also influenced by social and economic values, which are core to what politicians find important. During the pandemic a growing gap between scientific advice and political decisions is observed.
2022
11-apr-2022
22
2
249
267
The Role of Scientific Expertise in COVID-19 Policy-making: Evidence from Four European Countries / Hodges, Ron; Caperchione, Eugenio; van Helden, Jan; Reichard, Christoph; Sorrentino, Daniela. - In: PUBLIC ORGANIZATION REVIEW. - ISSN 1566-7170. - 22:2(2022), pp. 249-267. [10.1007/s11115-022-00614-z]
Hodges, Ron; Caperchione, Eugenio; van Helden, Jan; Reichard, Christoph; Sorrentino, Daniela
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