Camilo erlichman explores the rise of experts in politics during the ‘long 1940s’ in western europe and its relation to the emergence of a politics of moderation in the immediate post-war era. He demonstrates how the collapse of effective central state authority and the breakdown of mass parliamentary politics allowed for the emergence of a range of influential expert groups operating beneath the level of the formal political process, creating a top-down reconfiguration of politics structured around experts who advanced discourses and practices of political moderation that were integral to the post-war model of democracy.
|Title of host publication||The Politics of Moderation in Modern European History|
|Editors||Ido de Haan, Matthijs Lok|
|Number of pages||186|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Series||Palgrave Studies in Political History|
Erlichman, C. (2019). Moderation through expertise: Functional elites and the politics of moderation in western Europe’s mid-twentieth century. In I. de Haan, & M. Lok (Eds.), The Politics of Moderation in Modern European History (pp. 163). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Political History https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27415-3_9