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Reckless opportunists : elites at the end of the establishment

Author: Aeron Davis
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Manchester capitalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aeron Davis takes a close look at the state of elites today. He argues that the Brexit vote and 2017 election outcome are signs of a deeper leadership crisis that has been developing over decades. The great transformations of the 1980s onwards have not only upended societies, they have reshaped elite rule itself. Too many leaders today, regardless of intent, are ignorant, precarious, rootless and self-serving.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aeron Davis
ISBN: 9781526127273 152612727X 9781526127280 1526127288
OCLC Number: 1004042610
Description: ix, 149 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Barbarians at the gate. The end of the establishment? --
Elites against the institution --
Getting to the top. Selling leaders --
Rise of the greasy poll experts --
Staying at the top. Different worlds, different cultures --
Secrets and lies --
The numbers game --
Exit strategies. The safety of the herd --
Liquid leaders and networks --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Manchester capitalism.
Responsibility: Aeron Davis.

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Aeron Davis looks at the growing crisis of leadership in Britain today. He argues that increasingly self-interested elites are not only damaging society they are destroying the basis of Establishment  Read more...

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'An indispensable addition to elite scholarship that was decades in the making and arrives not a minute too soon. As the West continues to quake in the face of "populist" furore, Aeron Davis's deft Read more...

 
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