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technocracy

1. a theory or system of society according to which government is controlled by scientists, engineers, and other experts
2. a body of such experts
3. a state considered to be governed or organized according to these principles

Technocracy

 

a trend in bourgeois social thought in the 20th century. According to this school of thought, capitalist society can somehow be wholly regulated by rational scientific and technical principles as embodied by engineers and scientists—that is, by technocrats.

technocracy

Governed by scientists and technical experts. The exact origin of technocracy is unknown but it was used by W. H. Smyth in an article in 1919. The term was popular in the 1930s because politicians were blamed for the Great Depression, and "technocrats" were thought to be a solution for government. See technologist.
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He uses approaches rooted in science and technology studies to interrogate the record of General Soeharto's technocracy.