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1. A large-scale corporate system.
2. A network of skilled professionals who control such a corporate system.

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(Sociology) the people who control the technology of a society, such as professional administrators, experts in business management, etc
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(ˈtɛk noʊˌstrʌk tʃər)

the group of technically skilled administrators, engineers, and scientists who manage or control business, the economy, or government affairs.
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Luke T, 2004, "Everyday technics as extraordinary threats: urban technostructures and non-places in terrorist actions", in Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics Ed.
Ericson 2004 "The Military Technostructures of Policing." The Canadian Review of Policing Research.
2001 "The Military Technostructures of Policing." In Militarizing the American Criminal Justice System: The Changing Roles of the Armed Forces and the Police, ed.
To judge from appearances, we have the most lucid and most intelligent political philosophers that there have ever been, capable of reflecting on the organization of society and the principles of government, and of pushing them critically to their ideal of justice and democracy, and the most disappointing and mediocre politicians, lacking in vision, erratic administrators of technostructures which are beyond them, only just able to win small battles at 100-1 on.