Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
In December 2013 Björn-Ola Linnér and Roger Pielke, Jr. had a commentary in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that discussed the scientists campaigning democratic processes by invoking the authority of science. They argue that, "Such approaches to politics place a risk not only on effective policy making, which depends upon plurality in policy design and implementation, but perhaps more importantly the legitimacy of expertise in politics." An English version of Linnér and Pielke's commentary appears below, along with an op-ed by S. Karlsson, J. Nordangård, and M. Radetzki.
Linnér, B. and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2013. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater (english version). Dagens Nyheter, December 4.
Linnér and Pielke's commentary above is a response to Karlsson et al.'s op-ed, "Domedagsindustrin har blivit en självgående maskin".