ContentsList of TablesAcknowledgmentsList of AcronymsIntroduction: Technocrats and Politics in Chile1 Scientific Politics in Chile: The Positivist Design2 Pablo Ramirez and the "Administrative State" 3 Technocrats and the Entrepreneurial State4 The Age of Global Planning5 Pinochet and the Chicago Boys6 The Concertacion and the Emergence of a Technocratic Democracy7 Technocracy in Chile: Past, Present, and FutureReferencesIndex
Patricio Silva is Professor of Modern Latin American History at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
"State organization was highly elaborated in Chile well before it took shape in neighboring republics. The required technical expertise was supplied by highly developed systems of educational and professional training that nurtured a local technocratic elite. Much that is distinctive about Chilean politics-both under democracy and during the dictatorship-can only be understood in this context. Patricio Silva is a master of this topic, and his analysis not only illustrates the strange dynamics of Chilean political development but also indicates why that experience has proved difficult to transfer elsewhere."
-Laurence Whitehead, Oxford University
-Silvia Borzutzky, Carnegie Mellon University
-Eduardo Silva, University of Missouri, St. Louis