Politics Turned into Legalities and Economic Considerations
It is only natural that young people who are interested in politics choose to study either law, economics or political science, but in many countries it has the effect that a very large proportion of the country's politicians are either lawyers, economists or political scientists.
This means that:
• policy is conducted by people who are schooled to think in much the same way;
• the premises for the political debate are defined by a very narrow group of citizens;
• precisely these citizens' way of thinking and expressing themselves become normative for the debate;
• the composition of parliament from a vocational viewpoint does not reflect the rest of the population;
• politicians and civil servants are trained at the same place and think alike;
• people without an education find it even more difficult to hold their own in the debate;
• a single set of values, namely the economic/legal, comes to dominate political thinking;
• politics becomes single-track and unimaginative; and
• democracy is turned into an administrative system, a technocracy that loses popular interest and support.
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