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Seminar brings together several international researchers

Elites and Civil Society Elites seminar 10 April 2019. Photo: Patrik Hekkala

During a whole day in April researchers in elite studies discussed the relevance of central theoretical and empirical knowledge about elite research for studying civil society elites.

The research seminar was filled with discussions about ”shadow elites” in America influencing important geopolitical decisions without visible political leadership, and the power decline of bureaucratic elite groups in the European Union.

The research seminar on civil society elites gathered researchers with diverse expertise in elite studies, from England, Italy, France, USA, Norway and Sweden. There were also faculty members and students from multiple disciplines among the audience, such as political science, social work, sociology, anthropology and history.

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