Université de Genève

Whispering to the prince : academic experts and national security policy formulation in Brazil, South Africa and Canada

Kenkel, Kai Michael ; Krause, Keith (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Genève, 2004 ; HEI 683.

This thesis posits three sets of factors governing academics' participation in security policy formulation processes at the national level. These are policymaker uncertainty attributes such as specialised knowledge, institutionalised prestige and specific forms of argumentation; and the normative resonance of experts' inputs with policymakers' expectations. The argument follows a triple...