• Asymmetry, disagreement and biases: epistemic worries about expertise 

      Holst, Cathrine; Molander, Anders (Social Epistemology;Volume 32, 2018 - Issue 6: Expertise and Expert Knowledge, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-03)
      This paper contributes to an on-going exchange in political theory on the normative legitimacy of expert bodies. It focuses on epistemic worries about the expertization of politics, and uses the Nordic system of advisory ...
    • Disentangling Professional Discretion: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach 

      Wallander, Lisa; Molander, Anders (Professions and Professionalism;4(3), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      With the aim of furthering the investigation of professional discretion, this article builds on a combination of a conceptual framework for understanding discretion and an advanced method for collecting data on human ...
    • Efter eget skön: om beslutsfattande i professionellt arbete 

      Molander, Anders (Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift;18 (4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Denne artikel skiljer mellan en strukturell och en epistemisk förståelse av skön (discretion): å ena sidan skön som ett handlingsutrymme, å andra sidan skön som resonerande om vad som bör göras under betingelser av ...
    • Epistemic democracy and the role of experts 

      Holst, Cathrine; Molander, Anders (Contemporary Political Theory;December 2019, Volume 18, Issue 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
      Epistemic democrats are rightly concerned with the quality of outcomes and judge democratic procedures in terms of their ability to ‘track the truth’. However, their impetus to assess ‘rule by experts’ and ‘rule by the ...
    • Epistemic Worries about Economic Expertise 

      Holst, Cathrine; Molander, Anders (Towards a Segmented European Political Order. The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum;, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-21)
      The focus of the chapter will be on this epistemic worry. We show that the substantive involvement of economic experts in policy-making raises some real epistemic concerns. However, we move beyond the uneasiness that many ...
    • Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Discourse. Examining a justificatory strategy 

      Molander, Anders; Holst, Cathrine (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2009)
      Article 19 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and ...
    • In Their Own Best Interest. Is There a Paternalistic Case for Welfare Conditionality? 

      Molander, Anders; Torsvik, Gaute (Journal of Social Policy;Volume 51, Issue 1, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-02-05)
      This paper examines paternalism as a justification for welfare reforms making benefits conditional on participation in activation programs. We clarify different types of what we denote ‘throffer paternalism’ – a paternalism ...
    • Public deliberation and the fact of expertise: making experts accountable 

      Holst, Cathrine; Molander, Anders (Social Epistemology;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This paper discusses the conditions for legitimate expert arrangements within a democratic order and from a deliberative systems approach. It is argued that standard objections against the political role of experts are ...
    • Responding to Crises—Worries About Expertization 

      Holst, Cathrine; Molander, Anders (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-22)
      The chapter discusses challenges arising from the growing role of experts and expert knowledge in policymaking. It identifies a series of distinguishable epistemic and democratic worries about “expertization.” Examples are ...
    • Responsible Assessments: Frameworks for a Value-Based Governance of Assistive Technologies 

      Thorstensen, Erik (OsloMet Avhandling 2019;Nr 4, Doctoral thesis; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      This thesis investigates Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and its possible application for assessing assistive technologies. Such assessments aim to produce ethically acceptable solutions as well as enhanced ...
    • Welfare reform and public justification 

      Eriksen, Andreas; Molander, Anders (Policy Studies;, Journal article; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-05)
      This paper investigates the conditions of political argument with regard to welfare legislation. It connects to the discussion on the role of ideas in political change but develops a new approach by investigating arguments ...
    • What is juridification? 

      Blichner, Lars Chr.; Molander, Anders (;nr. 14, Working paper, 2005-03)
      “Juridification” is an ambiguous term, both descriptively and normatively. The authors distinguish between five dimensions of “juridification”; constitutive juridification, juridification as law’s expansion and differentiation, ...
    • Which patient’s keeper? Partiality and justice in nursing care 

      Nordhaug, Marita (HiOA avhandling;4(2013), Peer reviewed; Doctoral thesis, 2013)
      This thesis studies the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care. The principal focus and aim of the study is to establish an argument for permissible partiality in nursing care. ...
    • The will to sanction: How sensitive are caseworkers to recipients’ responsibility when imposing sanctions on non-compliance in a welfare-to-work programme? 

      Torsvik, Gaute; Molander, Anders; Terum, Lars Inge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The activation trend in social policy entails that caseworkers on the frontlines of the welfare state are expected to decide ‘reasonable’ activation requirements for clients and when and how non-compliance should be ...