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[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / d. Elites]

Full Idea

Technocracy is a system where experts are charged with looking after the public interest. ...Technocrats are managers who replace politicians, so they can concentrate on long-term solutions and announce unpopular measures.

Gist of Idea

Technocrats are expert managers, who replace politicians, and can be long-term and unpopular


David van Reybrouck (Against Elections [2013], 2 'technocracy')

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.21

A Reaction

I like technocrats. They just need to be accountable. In the UK we have far more respect for the governor of the Bank of England than for any politician.