Articles by Asimina Michailidou

February 14, 2022

What drives public acceptance of expert agencies?

Asimina Michailidou
Have we had enough of experts? Covid-19 revealed how expertise doesn't necessarily translate into public acceptance of the right to make decisions in the public interest. Trym Nohr Fjørtoft and Asimina Michailidou explore the conditions under which expert agencies secure public legitimacy. Their conclusion? It's about striking the right balance
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Asimina Michailidou
Senior Researcher, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

Asimina works on the digital public sphere, political communication and EU legitimacy.

Her research currently focuses on the impact of post-truth politics on democratic public spheres; the role of EU correspondents in a changing European Union; and EU legitimacy claims in Brexit news and parliamentary debates.

Asimina’s work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including: International Journal of Press/Politics; Media, Culture & Society; Information, Communication & Society; International Political Science Review; National Identities; European Journal of Political Research; Journal of European Public Policy; Journalism Practice; European Journal of Communication Research; and Journal of Contemporary European Research.

She co-edited Social Media and European Politics (Palgrave, 2017) with Mauro Barisione.

She is also the co-author of The Internet and European Integration (Barbara Budrich, 2014) with Hans-Jörg Trenz and Pieter de Wilde.

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