Publications and Work in Progress


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 (2020). “People Haven’t Had Enough of Experts: Technocratic Attitudes among European Citizens.” American Journal of Political Science. Paper available here or at  

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

Bertsou Eri, Daniele Caramani and Jelle Koedam. “The Ideological Profile of the Technocratic Citizen.” Paper manuscript under review. Early version available here.

Bertsou, Eri, Werner, Hannah and Sofie Marien. “Winners’ Restraint: Do winners ever reject political process that violate democratic norms?” Paper manuscript prepared for submission. Early version available here.

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

Bertsou Eri and Daniele Caramani. “Experts, not Politicians: The Persistence of Technocratic Attitudes during the COVID19 Pandemic.” Paper manuscript prepared for submission. Early version available here.

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.