Technocrats and governments

  • 2011-11-30
  • By Karoliina Raudsepp
Greece and Italy have both recently installed governments which are being called technocratic in the international media. A complete turn from populists and “bunga-bunga” men, these governments are claiming to be capable of making the hard decisions that are in the long-term interests of the countries. Tempting as it sounds, could that be a fit for the Baltics?Firstly, however, technocracy is not a term that has been very commonly used. It denotes a form of government where higher offices are allocated according to merit, and not necessarily by public elections. In a sim...
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