__NOTOC__Technocracy ("techno" from the Greek "tekhne" for skill, "cracy" from the Greek "kratos" for "power") may refer to:

Political terms

Technocracy (bureaucratic), a governmental or organizational system where decision makers are selected based upon how highly skilled and qualified they are, rather than how much political capital they hold. A form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control; "technocracy is described as that society in which those who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific forms of knowledge".


*Technocracy Incorporated, North American organisation which began its research as the Technical Alliance in 1918, which advocates the Technate design for North America.
*Groupe X-Crise, a French technocrat movement in the 1930s and 40s.

In culture

*Technocracy movement, a social movement that started in the United States, advocating a post scarcity society based on energy accounting.
* (or Technocratic Union), a worldwide conspiracy in the RPG "

*"Technocracy" (EP), a 1987 EP by the band Corrosion of Conformity
*Technocrat (comics), a DC Comics character and former member of the Outsiders

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  • technocracy — tech‧noc‧racy [tekˈnɒkrəsi ǁ ˈnɑː ] noun technocracies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] a social system in which people with a lot of scientific or technical knowledge have a lot of power: • The higher ranks of the civil service were steeped… …   Financial and business terms

  • technocracy — ech*noc ra*cy, n. government by technical specialists. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • technocracy — 1919, coined by W.H. Smyth in Industrial Management as a name for a new system of government by technical experts, from TECHNO (Cf. techno ) + CRACY (Cf. cracy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • technocracy — ☆ technocracy [tek näk′rə sē ] n. [ TECHNO + CRACY] government by technicians; specif., the theory or doctrine of a proposed system of government in which all economic resources, and hence the entire social system, would be controlled by… …   English World dictionary

  • technocracy — /tek nok reuh see/, n., pl. technocracies for 2, 3. 1. a theory and movement, prominent about 1932, advocating control of industrial resources, reform of financial institutions, and reorganization of the social system, based on the findings of… …   Universalium

  • Technocracy (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Technocracy Type = EP Artist = Corrosion of Conformity Released = 1987 Recorded = September 1986 Genre = Thrash metal Length = ??:?? Label = Metal Blade Producer = Dick Hodgin, Corrosion of Conformity Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • technocracy — [[t]teknɒ̱krəsi[/t]] technocracies 1) N COUNT COLL A technocracy is a group of scientists, engineers, and other experts who have political power as well as technical knowledge. ...the power of the Brussels technocracy. 2) N COUNT A technocracy is …   English dictionary

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  • technocracy — UK [tekˈnɒkrəsɪ] / US [tekˈnɑkrəsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms technocracy : singular technocracy plural technocracies a government or social system controlled by scientists and other technical experts …   English dictionary

  • Technocracy —    Led by engineer Howard Scott, the technocracy movement appeared in the early 1930s and proposed that only trained and qualified engineers could ensure the full and efficient use of the nation’s industrial power and natural resources. They… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

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