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Author Richardson, Ian (Ian N.)

Title Bilderberg people : elite power and consensus in world affairs / Ian Richardson, Andrew P. Kakabadse, and Nada K. Kakabadse
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
Contents Transnationalism and the transnational policy elite -- Legitimacy in world politics -- Collaboration and partnership in world politics -- Consensus and world affairs -- The seductive lure of elite membership -- Elite networks in world affairs -- The consequences of elite consensus -- Conclusion : making sense of elite power and consensus
Summary Bilderberg People explores the hidden mechanisms of influence at work in the private world, and personal interactions, of the transnational power elite. It is not concerned with conspiracy theories; instead it is about certain fundamental forces that shape the world in which we live. These forces, with their power to bring about transitions in emotion and preference within, and beyond, the elite community have potentially profound implications for all of us. Through exclusive interviews with attendees of the most prestigious of all informal transnational networks - Bilderberg - this book provides a unique insight into the networking habits and motivations of the world's most powerful people. Moreover, it demonstrates that elite consensus is not simply a product of collective common sense among the elite group; rather, it is a consequence of subtle power relationships within the elite circle. These relationships, which are embedded in the very fabric of elite institutions and interactions, result in a particular brand of enlightened thinking within the elite community. This exciting new volume sheds light for the first time on the critical question of who runs the world and why they run it the way they do
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consensus (Social sciences)
Elite (Social sciences)
Power (Social sciences)
World politics.
Consensus (Social sciences)
Economie internationale.
Elaboration d'une politique.
Elite (Social sciences)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Globalization.
Politique internationale.
Pouvoir de décision.
Power (Social sciences)
World politics.
Form Electronic book
Author Kakabadse, Andrew.
Kakabadse, Nada.
LC no. 2011002948
ISBN 0203807847