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Globalizing Elites from the ‘Global South’: Elites in Brazil and India

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The article refers to the current debate on global elites. It is argued that social science research on globalization and elites is based on Eurocentric assumptions and therefore did not systematically research elites from emerging societies. The examination of preliminary data on elites in Brazil and India shows that political and economic elites in both countries are globalizing. However, this process is strongly embedded in specific historic, cultural, and sectoral structures. Therefore, to speak of a homogenous global elite is misleading and obscures the multiple conflicts within national elite fractions and between globalizing national elites from different countries and world regions.

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  • Cultural Capital
  • Economic Elite
  • National Career
  • National Elite
  • National Bourgeoisie

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This article is an extended and revised version of an earlier published paper (Schneickert 2014).

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Schneickert, C., Kroneder, A., Schwab, R. (2015). Globalizing Elites from the ‘Global South’: Elites in Brazil and India. In: Lenger, A., Schumacher, F. (eds) Understanding the Dynamics of Global Inequality. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44766-6_12

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