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Global Elites
The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination
 
 
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12 Dec 2011
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The globalization of capital has fostered a 'below the radar' global elite that occasionally surfaces at global events, such as Davos and the Bilderberg gatherings. Global Elites: The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination draws attention to the extensive reach of an emergent ruling class of political, financial and corporate interests. This original collection from internationally renowned authors captures the nature of elites across varying cultural regimes. In this text, the rich history of elites and their shaping of world affairs, even in times of rudimentary technology, is balanced by insightful studies of elites today. The rich, the famous, the entrepreneurial and even the migrants are scrutinised. The critical question is what do elites really contribute? Certainly their philanthropic effort is evident, but so too is their inclination for self absorption. This exposé of the global class is penetratingly illuminating, especially the conclusion that chaos could be the order of the day, if global elite networks lacked cohesion.


Description

The globalization of capital has fostered a 'below the radar' global elite that occasionally surfaces at global events, such as Davos and the Bilderberg gatherings. Global Elites: The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination draws attention to the extensive reach of an emergent ruling class of political, financial and corporate interests. This original collection from internationally renowned authors captures the nature of elites across varying cultural regimes. In this text, the rich history of elites and their shaping of world affairs, even in times of rudimentary technology, is balanced by insightful studies of elites today. The rich, the famous, the entrepreneurial and even the migrants are scrutinised. The critical question is what do elites really contribute? Certainly their philanthropic effort is evident, but so too is their inclination for self absorption. This exposé of the global class is penetratingly illuminating, especially the conclusion that chaos could be the order of the day, if global elite networks lacked cohesion.


Contents

From Local Elite to Super Class: Historical Perspective
Global Capitalism Theory and the Emergence of Transnational Elites
Panopticism and Elites
Elites and the Post-industrial Society
A Strategist Without a Plan
The Nature of Chinese Elites
Elitism, Class and the Democratic Deficit: Founding Themes of the American Republic
The Transnational Power Elite
What Elites Can Do For You
How Political Elites have Influenced Ohio and U.S National Politics
Board Directors as Elites in the Context of International Joint Ventures
Entrepreneurs as Elites: How Do They Succeed?
Business Elites in Turkey
A Critical Understanding of Migrant Elites in Europe
Leadership Hubris: Achilles Heel of Success


Authors

ANDREW KAKABADSE Professor of International Management Development, Doughty Centre, Cranfield University's School of Management, UK. Recognized as a world authority on leadership and governance, Andrew has held and also holds visiting appointments at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Universite Pantheon Assas, Paris, France, Centre for Creative Leadership and Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, USA, University of Ulster, The Windsor Leadership Trust, UK, Institute of Management Economics and Strategic Research, Kazakhstan, and Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia. He has consulted and lectured in every region of the world. His bestselling books include The Politics of Management, Working in Organizations, The Wealth Creators, Leading the Board, Rice Wine with the Minister and Leading Smart Transformation: A Roadmap to World Class Government.
NADA K. KAKABADSE Professor in Management and Business Research at the University of NorthamptonBusiness School,UK,and Visiting Professor at US, Australian, French, Kazakhstani and Chinese universities. She has co-authored seventeen books (with Andrew Kakabadse) and has published over 140 scholarly articles. Her current areas of interest focus on leadership, strategy, boardroom effectiveness, governance, CSR and ethics, and ICT impact on individual and society. Nada is co-editor of the Journal of Management Development and the Corporate Governance Journal.