Transition elites: catalysts of social innovation or rent-seekers?
ID Adam, Frane (Author), ID Tomšič, Matevž (Author)

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Proceeding from a synthetic overview of findings related to elite research in almost all the countries in Eastern and Central Europe, the authors try to discern the patterns of elite reproduction and /or circulation. They are especially interested in the impact of these patterns on the type and quality of democracy as well as on socio-economic modernisation. Taking Slovenia as a case study, they begin with an analysis of the multifaceted phenomenon of retention elite and draw attention to the importance of the differentiation of (political) elite and an emergent balance between dominant(retention) and new elite. As far as future process of elite formation is concerned, they argue - also polemically with authors such as Higley - that at least in the case of small social (national) systems, the model of cognitive oriented elite (or elite with high learning capacity) is more functional than the model of (pure) power and acquisitive elite.

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Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FDV - Faculty of Social Sciences
Number of pages:Str. 223-245
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-5501 This link opens in a new window
ISSN on article:0352-3608
COBISS.SI-ID:20049245 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:11.07.2014
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Title:Mechanisms of social differentiation in Slovenia
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Title:Družboslovne razprave
Shortened title:Družbosl. razpr.
Publisher:Slovensko sociološko društvo, Fakulteta za družbene vede
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