Summer school: Elites, Power and Inequalities

16. juin 2024 - 21. juin 2024

Summer school, 16 - 21 June 2024, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

In the last 20-30 years, as a result of the financialisation and the globalisation of capitalism, inequality has risen again in many Western societies. As a consequence, inequality and power-relationship have shifted again to centre stage in the social sciences. Especially the small groups at the top of power structures – the elites – have becoming a renewed object of empirical investigation and new theorisation in social science disciplines such as history, sociology, political science and management. 

The summer school “Elites, Power and Inequalities” aims to become a meeting point of young scholars in this emerging interdisciplinary research field studying elites and the super-rich. Lectures given by leading experts will cover new theoretical and empirical issues such as wealth inequality, elite lifestyles, internationalisation of elites, race and elites or women in positions of power. The most important methods in the study of elites and power – network analysis, prosopography, ethnography or archival research – will be presented by international specialists. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.

Special attention will be given to questions of data storage, data sharing and data archival in compliance with the FAIR principles. Participants will learn how they can use and share open research data on elites and inequalities.

Organisé par
University of Lausanne

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University of Lausanne

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Coûts de participation

CHF 275.00


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