TITLE

Tecnocracia y democracia en el Chile contemporáneo: el caso de los gobiernos de la Concertación (1990-2010)

AUTHOR(S)
Dávila Avendaño, Mireya
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Revista de Sociología;2010, Issue 24, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Latin American democracies it has been related technocracy with the influence of expertise in decision making. Are technocrats the new decision makers in these democracies? This paper analyzes ministers and undersecretaries of the four Concertación administrations. It develops a technocratic and political profile of each of these authorities with the purpose of measuring technocratic phenomenon. It is sustained that technocratic influence is mediated by politics, in other words, technocrats are not independent from politics. The findings confirm the argument. Of all the ministers classified as technocrats, only one was independent.
ACCESSION #
82880136

 

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