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The New Technocracy

By Anders Esmark

Published

8 Apr 2020

Page count

300 pages

ISBN

978-1529200881

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Bristol University Press
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Published

8 Apr 2020

Page count

300 pages

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234 x 156 mm

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300 pages

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234 x 156 mm

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    Setting a new benchmark for studies of technocracy, this book shows that a solution to the challenge of populism will depend as much on a technocratic retreat as democratic innovation. Esmark examines the development since the 1980s of a new 'post-industrial' technocratic regime and its complicity in the populist backlash against politics and political elites that is visible today.

    The new technocracy – a combination of network governance, risk management and performance management – has, the author argues, abandoned the overtly anti-democratic sentiments of its industrial predecessor and proclaimed a new partnership with democracy. The rise of populism, however, is a clear sign that the inherent problems of this partnership have been exposed and that technocracy posing as democracy will only serve to exacerbate existing problems.

    “This book is the perfect place to start trying to understand the significance of technocracy in the contemporary era.” Christopher Bickerton, University of Cambridge

    “Makes an original contribution by arguing that populism’s rise can be explained by a widening gap between the ideas of a ‘new’ technocracy on the one hand and the lived experiences of everyday citizens on the other.” Paul Fawcett, University of Melbourne

    Anders Esmark is Associate Professor in Public Organization and Policy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.

    Rediscovering Technocracy

    Technocratic Revolutions: From Industrial to Post-industrial Technocracy

    Who are the Technocrats? From the Technostructure to Technocratic Government

    The Technocratic Regime: Technocracy, Bureaucracy and Democracy

    Technocratic Organization: The Power of Networks

    Technocratic Regulation: Coping with Risk and Uncertainty

    Technocratic Calculation: Economy, Evidence and Experiments

    New Populism vs New Technocracy

    Reining Technocracy Back In?

    Conclusion: Technocracy at the End of the World