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The New Technocracy$
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Anders Esmark

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529200874

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529200874.001.0001

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Technocratic Revolutions: From Industrial to Post-industrial Technocracy

Technocratic Revolutions: From Industrial to Post-industrial Technocracy

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The New Technocracy

Anders Esmark

Policy Press

The chapter presents a historical analysis of technocracy and its major revolutions, from its original conception in the French revolution to the latest and largely unexplored revolution from the 1980s and onwards. In this way, the chapter provides a historically informed understanding of the technocratic regime and establishes the core idea that the dynamics and structures of post- industrial society is the main driver of technocratic influence on policy and politics.

Keywords:   Historical sociology, Technology and politics, Industrial society, Post-industrial society

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