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Elite Business Networks and the Field of Power: A Matter of Class?

We explore the meaning and implications of Bourdieu’s construct of the field of power and integrate it into a wider conception of the formation and functioning of elites at the highest level in society. Corporate leaders active within the field … Continue reading

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Outsourcing the State: New Sources of Elite Power

This article uses the example of public sector outsourcing to explore how elite power can be fallible. A contract between the state and private companies represents a complex interweaving of different kinds of power with uncertain outcomes: the experience of … Continue reading

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On World Transition – Avoiding Western Networks

Great powers rise and fall on the tide of history, but we lack the analytical tools to be able to map power transitions with any degree of confidence while they are actually occurring. The process of transition is not always … Continue reading

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Os descaminhos do dinheiro: a compra das eleições

A grande corrupção é aquela que é tão grande que se torna legal. Trata-se do financiamento de campanhas. A empresa que financia um candidato – um assento de deputado federal tipicamente custa 2,5 milhões de reais – tem interesses. Estes … Continue reading

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The Global 1%: The Transnational Ruling Class

This study asks Who are the the world’s 1 percent power elite? And to what extent do they operate in unison for their own private gains over benefits for the 99 percent? We examine a sample of the 1 percent: … Continue reading

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Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power

This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we use these two distributions as power indicators. Some of the information may come as a surprise to many people. In fact, I … Continue reading

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