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Governments should resist the 'technocratic temptation' and maintain their commitment to democracy.

Angier, Tom (2013) Governments should resist the 'technocratic temptation' and maintain their commitment to democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Jan 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In a recent EUROPP article, Cathrine Holst presented an argument in favour of 'epistocracy', or expert rule. Tom Angier writes that while arguments for expert rule can be traced as far back as Ancient Greece, a modern conception of epistocracy is doomed to be either 'banal or dangerous'. He argues that we should resist the temptation to trade democracy for expertise.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 14:50
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49323

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