Political Elites in the Transatlantic Crisis

Editors: Best, H., Higley, J. (Eds.)

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Beliefs held by US and European elites about unregulated markets and a currency union without fiscal union led to a transatlantic crisis unmatched in severity since the Great Depression. Leading scholars of elites analyze how elites have responded to the crisis, are altered by it and what this 'hour of elites' means for democracy.

About the authors

Maurizio Cotta, University of Siena, Italy G. William Domhoff, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Fredrik Engelstad, University of Oslo, Norway Joseph V. Femia, University of Liverpool, UK Pavol Fri? Charles University, Czech Republic David Lane, University of Cambridge György Lengyel, Corvinus University, Hungary Alasdair Marshall, University of Southampton, UK Jan Pakulski the University of Tasmania, Australia So?a Szomolányi Comenius University, Slovakia

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'A masterful portrait of how non-elected (and elected) elites have been pivotal actors in the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, bringing together a group of excellent analyses by leading scholars of the field.'

Antonio Costa Pinto, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

"While economists rushed to publish their explanations for the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, little has been written about its impact on political systems. This collection of essays by a distinguished panel of authors shows how elites struggled to shore up the existing system of Euro-Atlantic institutions. Globalization has its limits, and national political elites still have a role to play, but it is unclear whether they are capable of acting together to prevent future systemic crises.'

- Peter Rutland, Government Department, Wesleyan University, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Best, Heinrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Structure and Agency: Lessons from Pareto on the Study of Elites, Democracy and Crisis

    Femia, Joseph V.

    Pages 23-35

  • Is ‘Europe’ the Lesser Evil? Limits of Elite Crisis Resolution in a Limitless Crisis

    Best, Heinrich

    Pages 36-57

  • Facing the Crisis: The European Elite System’s Changing Geometry

    Cotta, Maurizio

    Pages 58-80

  • Central European Elites in the Crisis

    Frič, Pavol (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Elites in the Transatlantic Crisis
Editors
  • H. Best
  • J. Higley
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34575-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137345752
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34574-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46663-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
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