The Role Of Technocrats In Shaping Foreign Policy

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Mohammed Nawar Hussein , Imad Rzayig Omar


This paper deals with the important role of technocrats in the occupation of sovereign positions in the government.  It is considered a very important factor that contributes to achieving goals that are in the interest of the state. When a technocrat is chosen, distinguished technocratic elites, who have experiences that their peers do not possess, must be chosen especially when they assume the highest sovereign positions in the state. A clear example is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who plays a very important role in political life by drawing up the state's foreign policy in cooperation with the head of the executive authority through planning and studying decisions and matching between alternatives, and choosing the best of them.

     The experiences of developed countries in utilizing the energies and capabilities of their cadres in various fields and the advanced strides they made in various aspects of foreign policy are the best evidence that the technocratic approach in state management is one of the administrative models that countries facing serious dilemmas in achieving growth and development can adopt. It also tries to enable the state’s sovereign decision to be independent of the influence of the narrow interests of parties and groups that are making efforts to preserve their gains rather than striving to achieve the higher interests of the state.

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