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The Resource Technocracy and democracy in Latin America : the experts running government, Eduardo Dargent

Technocracy and democracy in Latin America : the experts running government, Eduardo Dargent

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Technocracy and democracy in Latin America : the experts running government
Title
Technocracy and democracy in Latin America
Title remainder
the experts running government
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo Dargent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Praised by some as islands of efficiency in a sea of unprofessional, politicized and corrupt states, and criticized by others for removing wide areas of policy making from the democratic arena, technocrats have become prominent and controversial actors in Latin American politics. Nonelected state officials with advanced educations from top universities, technocrats achieve considerable autonomy from political and economic actors and exert great influence over their countries' fates. This finding poses an intriguing paradox. These experts lack an independent base of authority, such as popular election, and the tenure enjoyed by professional bureaucrats. What, then, explains the power of technocrats in democratic Latin America? Why do they enjoy and maintain greater policy influence in some areas than in others? Through analysis of economic and health policy in Colombia from 1958 to 2011 and in Peru from 1980 to 2011, Technocracy and Democracy in Latin America answers these and other questions about experts in Latin America.--
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1974-
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Dargent, Eduardo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technocracy
  • Government executives
  • Democracy
  • Medical policy
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
Technocracy and democracy in Latin America : the experts running government, Eduardo Dargent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Technocracy under Democracy -- Technocrats in Latin American Democracies : Agents or Actors? -- A Theory of Technocratic Autonomy -- Economic Technocrats in Colombia (1958-2011) -- Economic Technocrats in Peru (1980-1983; 1990-2011) -- Health Technocrats in Colombia (1966-1970; 1993-2013) -- Health Technocrats in Peru (1990-2002) -- Conclusion : Technocratic Autonomy, its Limits, and Democracy in Latin America
Control code
FIEb17634428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107059870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666512
Label
Technocracy and democracy in Latin America : the experts running government, Eduardo Dargent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Technocracy under Democracy -- Technocrats in Latin American Democracies : Agents or Actors? -- A Theory of Technocratic Autonomy -- Economic Technocrats in Colombia (1958-2011) -- Economic Technocrats in Peru (1980-1983; 1990-2011) -- Health Technocrats in Colombia (1966-1970; 1993-2013) -- Health Technocrats in Peru (1990-2002) -- Conclusion : Technocratic Autonomy, its Limits, and Democracy in Latin America
Control code
FIEb17634428
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107059870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666512

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