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Visiting Scholars' Seminar: New Research on Europe

Cross-class Alliances and Elite Networks: The Case of Denmark


October 11, 2017
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall
October 11, 2017
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall

Are alliances in producer-group politics reflected in elite networks in Denmark? The talk will link two important but often disconnected fields of research on the governance of modern capitalism: comparative political economy and elite-studies. Based on 80 interviews with stakeholders in key institutional arenas in producer group politics, I will show that a powerful cross-class alliance between capital and labor in the export sector emerged in the 1990s. The implication of the study is that elite studies scholars should pay more attention to how institutions of the political economy provide a ‘structuring logic’ for elite networks.

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