Publications and Work in Progress


Bertsou, Eri, Daniele Caramani and Jelle Koedam (2024). “The ideological profile of the technocratic citizen.” European Journal of Political Research, published online. doi: Preparing available here.

Claassen, Christopher, Kathrin Ackermann, Eri Bertsou et al. (forthcoming) “Conceptualizing and Measuring Support for Democracy: A New Approach.” Comparative Political Studies. Preprint available at

Bertsou, Eri and Daniele Caramani (2022). “People Haven’t Had Enough of Experts: Technocratic Attitudes among European Citizens.” American Journal of Political Science. Paper available here or at  

Bertsou, Eri (2021). “Bring in the Experts? Citizen Preferences for Independent Experts in Political Decision-Making Processes.” European Journal of Political Research. Paper available here: Accepted version

Bertsou, Eri and Daniele Caramani Eds. (2020).  The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy. Routledge. Table of Contents available here

  • Bertsou, Eri. “Technocracy and Democracy: Friends or Foes.” Chapter available here
  • Bertsou, Eri and Daniele Caramani. “Measuring Technocracy.” Chapter available here

Bertsou, Eri (2019). “Rethinking Political Distrust.” European Political Science Review, 11(2): 213-230. doi:10.1017/S1755773919000080

Bertsou, Eri (2019). “Political Distrust and its Discontents: Exploring the Meaning, Expression and Significance of Political Distrust.” Societies, 9(4): 72.

Bertsou, Eri and Giulia Pastorella (2017). “Technocratic Attitudes: A Citizens’ Perspective of Expert Decision-Making.” West European Politics, 40(2): 430-58. doi:10.1080/01402382.2016.1242046

Working Papers

Cologna Viktoria, Jamie Gloor, Reto Knutti, Niels Mede, Eri Bertsou, Lauren Howe, Jana Freundt, Mike Shaefer, Naomi Oreskes. “How scientists’ climate advocacy affects public trust in scientists” RnR in Environmental Research Letters.

Werner, Hannah, Eri Bertsou and Sofie Marien. “Winners’ Restraint: Do winners ever reject political process that violate democratic norms?” Paper manuscript under review. SSRN preprint available here.

Bertsou Eri. “Technocratic attitudes during the COVID19 crisis: Persistence and increase of preferences for expertise in politics.” RnR in West European Politics. Early version available here.

Bertsou, Eri. “The Electoral Implications of Technocratic Attitudes.” Paper Manuscript Under Review.

Bertsou, Eri, Michael Bruter and Sarah Harrison. “Distrusting Citizens: Revisiting the Concept and Measurement of Political Distrust and its Consequences.” Early version available here

Bertsou, Eri. “Representation at Any Cost? Changing Modes of Party Support and Implications for Political Behaviour.” Working paper.

Bertsou, Eri.  “Anything But Politics: The Overlap Between Populist and Technocratic Citizen Preferences.” Working paper to be presented at the European University Institute in Spring 2023

Bertsou, Eri and Daniele Caramani. “Technocratic Attitudes in Comparative Perspective”. 


Daniele Caramani, Eri Bertsou and Jelle Koedam (2020). “Citizens’ Technocratic Attitudes: A Survey of 15 Democracies.” European University Institute.

Bertsou, Eri and Daniele Caramani (2017). “Citizens’ Technocratic Attitudes: A Survey of Nine European Countries.” University of Zurich.