Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking
Experts – central bankers, regulators, market insiders, and their academic supporters – are a special community, a cultural group apart from many of the communities that make up the public at large. When the gulf between the culture of those who govern and the cultures of the governed becomes unmanageable, the result is a legitimacy crisis. This book is call to action for all of us – experts and publics alike – to address this legitimacy crisis head on, for our economies and our democracies.
Annelise Riles is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies at Cornell Law School and professor of anthropology at Cornell University. She is the founder and director of Meridian 180, a transnational platform for policy solutions with bases in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Australia.