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The politics of evidence and expertise in democratic innovation

Lightbody, Ruth and Roberts, Jennifer J. (2018) The politics of evidence and expertise in democratic innovation. In: Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. (In Press)

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    Experts can play a number of roles in democratic innovations. However, there are challenges to consider regarding the value of expertise, the definition of expertise, what constitutes evidence and how experts should be involved in the process and outcome of democratic innovations. This Chapter explores some of these issues before outlining some of the key practical and normative issues around involving experts in democratic innovations.