Rise of technocratic parties

The Eurozone crisis has led to a perceived rise in ‘technocratic’ governments, led by unelected bureaucrats. Duncan McDonnell argues that caretaker governments are often used as a synonym for technocratic ones by the media, but that not all caretaker governments are led by technocrats, and nor are all technocrat-led governments caretakers. He writes that when governments are composed of technocrats, this occurs with the consent of mainstream parties who can no longer carry out their core business of government. This leaves the door open for anti-establishment parties who promise to restore responsive democratic government.”

Full post from EUROPP blog here


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