Knowledge, status and power. Elite education, training and expertise

23-24 oct. 2014
Sciences Po, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC), 98 rue de l'Université (75007) - Paris (France)

http://eliteduc2014.sciencesconf.org

What role does education, knowledge, cultural skills and other specific types of expertise play in processes of elite production and reproduction? How do these different dimensions contribute to the construction of elite identities, positions and social legitimacy? To what extent are processes of elite reproduction more or less important after the significant expansion of higher education? How have national elite groups been affected by the globalisation of educational and professional pathways and by other changes in the modes of access to elite jobs and positions? What has been the impact of economic, social and political changes on the type of expertise required from individuals in elite positions across different policy sectors and professions in different countries?
Discipline scientifique : Sociologie

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