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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Role of Experts in Political Decision-Making

Marta Morvillo

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 July 2024

Subject(s):
Regulation of political parties — Administrative procedures — Committees — Legislative independence — Legislative rules and restrictions

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 An expert is a person with a high level of knowledge or skill relating to a particular subject. Because of their specialized knowledge, experts have long been involved in political decision-making processes as advisors or, exceptionally, as decision makers. 2 The entanglement between knowledge and politics has characterized all legal systems (common and civil law), all forms of state (democratic, monarchic, colonial, and autocratic) and all forms of government (presidential systems, semi-presidential systems, and parliamentary systems). It manifests itself at...
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