Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Nathan Young on Experts

Nico Stehr and Reiner Grundmann. Experts: The Knowledge and Power of Expertise. Key Ideas. New York: Routledge, 2011, 148 pp. $110.00 hardcover (978-0-415-60803-9)

Experts is published as part of Routledge’s “Key Ideas” series that emphasizes short, poignant essays on important and topical issues in the social sciences.  The best books in this series (notably Deborah Lupton’s Risk, 1999) manage to both critically review the field and present an original argument that goes beyond existing works.  Stehr and Grundmann’s book does just this.  Read more