Book Volume 50 2014

Experts and Consensus in Social Science

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ISBN: 978-3-319-08550-0 (Print) 978-3-319-08551-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-13

    Introduction: Experts and Consensus in Social Science

  3. Consensus in Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-48

      The Institutional Economics of Stakeholder Consultation; How Experts Can Contribute to Reduce the Costs of Reaching Compromise Agreements

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      Pages 49-69

      Model-Based Consensus

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      Pages 71-92

      Explicating Ways of Consensus-Making in Science and Society: Distinguishing the Academic, the Interface and the Meta-Consensus

  4. Frameworks of Consensus

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-114

      Judgments About the Relevance of Evidence in the Context of Peer Disagreements and Practical Rationality

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      Pages 115-130

      Seeking Consensus in the Social Sciences

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      Chapter

      Pages 131-152

      Struggling Over the Soul of Economics: Objectivity Versus Expertise

  5. Attributing Standards of Expertise

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153

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      Chapter

      Pages 155-170

      Epistemology as a Social Science: Applying the Neyman-Rubin Model to Explain Expert Beliefs

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      Pages 171-189

      The Expert Economist in Times of Uncertainty

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      Pages 191-212

      Validating Expert Judgment with the Classical Model

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      Chapter

      Pages 213-229

      The Truth About Accuracy

  6. The Democratic Dimension

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231

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      Chapter

      Pages 233-252

      Expert Advisers: Why Economic Forecasters Can Be Useful Even When They Are Wrong

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      Pages 253-274

      The Role of Experts in the Condominium Model as Republican (Re-) Solution of Social, Economic, and Political Problems

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      Pages 275-295

      Private Epistemic Virtue, Public Vices: Moral Responsibility in the Policy Sciences

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 297-305