Technocracy is a definite political imagination where outcomes dominate process, where pain of common people are trivial for the larger good. This also presumes that marginal communities are incapable of taking decisions for themselves. In short, the rule of the elite mandarins, and politics is performance. Technocracy is not a silver bullet for the divisive intersectionalities of everyday politics of life; caste, economic inequalities and race. Often on the ground execution needs buy in from communities of practice such as bankers in case of demonetisation. Demonetisation is reflective of this technocracy.
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