The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, legal experts, and more.
Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, this volume explores expertise as a relational concept. In order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, and legal experts.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Political Systems and the Experts
1 Scientists as Expert Advisors: Science
Cultures Versus National Cultures?
Horst Rakel 3 (24)
2 Experts' Discourses as Judicial Drama or
Bureaucratic Coordination: Family Debate in
the United States and Germany
Wolfgang Walter 27 (20)
3 The Integration of social Science
Expertise into the Political Process: Did
It Actually Happen?
Gabriele Metzler 47 (18)
4 Socialist Legal Experts: A New Profession?
Ute Schneider 65 (20)
Section 2 Who Is Called Upon as Expert?
5 Folklore Protection in Australia: Who Is
Expert in Aboriginal Tradition?
Christoph Antons 85 (20)
6 The Humane Expert: The Crisis of Modern
Medicine During the Weimar Republic
Michael Han 105(18)
7 Expertise Not Wanted: The Case of the
Jean-Paul Brodeur 123(36)
8 Air Pollution Control: Who Are the
Matthias Heymann 159(22)
Section 3 Experts, Redefined
9 The Philosopher as Coach
Andreas FeUesdal 181(20)
10 Who Decides the Worth of an Arm and a Leg?
Assessing the Monetary Value of Nonmonetary
Fenna H. Poletiek and Carel J.J.M. Stolker 201(14)
11 The Expert in a Historical Context: The
Case of Venetian Politics
Achim Landwehr 215(16)
Section 4 Innovative Representations
12 Mapping Urban Nature: Bio-Ecological
Expertise and Urban Planning
Jens Lacbmund 231(18)
13 How to Improve the Diagnostic Inferences
of Medical Experts
Ulrich Hoffrage and Gerd Gigerenzer 249(20)
14 Statistical Scientific Evidence and
Expertise in the Courtroom
Samuel Lindsey 269(12)
15 The Authority of Representations
Elke Kurz Milcke 281(22)
Name Index 303(8)
Subject Index 311