Empirical study of global elites. Download PDF at link. Notice that the title assumes a social structure based on class and class differences. This is SOP in sociology; yet, the significance of class is denied in conventional economics, if not also the existence of class structure and even society as a meaningful concept. Cambridge UniversityWho Rules the World? A Portrait of the Global Leadership Class John Gerring, Erzen Oncel, Kevin Morrison, and Daniel Pemstein
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