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According to award-winning public policy scholar and anthropologist Janine Wedel, these are the “shadow elite,” the prime movers in a vexing new system of . SHADOW ELITE – Review Excerpts. The First HuffPost Book Club Pick of Shadow Elite by Janine Wedel. Arianna Huffington: My first HuffPost Book Club. Janine Wedel is a professor of public policy at George Mason University and author of the book “Shadow Elite: How The World’s New Power.

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I appreciated the obvious amount of research and work that went into the subjects she covers, but I wish all the points had a clearer narrative. The investigative narrative style of these accounts combines elements of investigative journalism with academic research but makes them a rather exhausting and unsurprising read.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dlite of California, Berkeley Ph. Quotes from The Shadow Elite Published December 1st by Basic Books first published Be very skeptical of any TV pundit even if they sound very rational and what advocacy they are pushing.

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I feel she should of added more depth to her book because pages isn’t enough for the subject at hand. It can feel like we’re swimming in a sea of corruption.

Wedel’s elucidation of the “flexian” — a world-stage actor who plays several roles simultaneously, in a manner born out of shadod might be considered, initially, career insuance or risk-management — broaches new questions about whose agency is serving which master, and further, how easy it would be to discern, at any one point in time, the selfsame goals and priorities without an ongoing scorecard and healthy amount of educated guessing.


The clan-state is democracy-challenged: Janine Wedel’s 2nd-most-recent book builds on, benefits from, and broadens her previous work: Shadow Elite – review of the book by Janine R.

Wedel is co-founder and president of the Association for the Anthropology of Policy formerly known as the Interest Group for the Anthropology of Public Policy. Jun 26, Scott rated it did not like it. Janine Wedel, “Contracting out U. Wearing different hats, they press their agendas in venue after venue.

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Jan 13, SD Mittelsteadt marked it as to-read. Shadpw Elite by Janine Wedel. LPenting rated it it was amazing Aug 28, I previously learned about transnational institutions, Liberal institutionalism, Casino Cap I think Wedel does a good job at describing who the flexians are wdel what flex nets are in her book.

Myron rated it really liked it Sep 08, The implications of Wedel’s critical assessment need to be seriously taken into account.

It’s a gripping, disquieting book that exposes and explains why it’s been so hard to bring about any real change in our country — why Washington no longer seems capable of addressing the problems our nation faces…. Read in PDF format. In this, the book succeeds admirably.

Joseph Rivers rated it it was amazing Nov 06, I enjoyed what I learned from this author. She states important questions and offers original answers. Ian rated it liked it Aug 26, Frequently lacking specifics, obsessed with trying to promote new buzzwords. An examination of the unseen forces and powers behind government and business and how they shadiw the political and economic actions influcing our lives without having official standing or accountability. Wedel writes in her new book Ian C rated it it was amazing Mar 10, I werel this book to be unfortunately written in a style that was boring me to tears.


Le definisce le flex-net e porta numerosi esempi concreti, con tanto di nome e cognome. Investigative reporting is dying a swift death, as the institution of journalism itself undergoes massive gutting, newspapers fold right and left, and dwindling resources are available for investigative reporting of the kind that enabled the Washington Post to break the Watergate story. This new breed, unseen by most, is steadily gaining power.

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Read in PDF format. Shhadow anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be. With the players removed from the input and visibility of these institutions, not to mention that of voters, the consequences to the public are multiple and serious.

Nancy rated it liked it Mar 08,