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Shadow Elite
By Janine Wedel

The Shadow Elite

The New Agents of Power and Influence Who are Undermining Government, Free Enterprise, and Democracy

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Shadow Elite by Janine Wedel

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This is a skeleton key to understanding today's biggest government and business scandals, across a wide range of seemingly unconnected fields. Corruption is not static. It evolves to take advantage of new situations, new technologies, and new institutions. Today many citizens of democratic countries feel that corruption is out of control but, at the same time, almost impossible to pinpoint and describe. The familiar forms of influence peddling and conflict of interest have been superseded by new means of wielding power that cut across government, corporate, nonprofit and even international boundaries. Who is really in charge, and why do the same people seem to reappear, constantly wearing different hats but always pressing a suspect agenda, in one influential venue after another? Who are the shadow elite, and why are they so effective? In "Shadow Elite", anthropologist Janine Wedel provides the skeleton key to understanding the new corruption and how it works. The key to understanding individual players' careers, she says, is not to look at the individuals. Many of the best players at the new game of corruption belong to a new species of social organization, which Wedel terms 'sovereign cliques', that is highly adapted to operating in, blurring and even erasing the boundaries between government, private and nonprofit organizations. Its members are ultimately answerable only to each other, they constantly promote each other's interests, and yet they wield tremendous influence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465091065
ISBN-10: 0465091067
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janine Wedel

Trained in anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, Janine R. Wedel is a Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. She is a former Fulbright Fellow and the author of dozens of research articles as well as three previous books: The Private Poland (1986), The Unplanned Society (1992), and Collision and Collusion (2001). The last was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order by the University of Louisville. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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