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Civil society elites? Comparing elite composition, reproduction, integration and contestation in European civil societies

Exploring an elite group not previously studied

Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2018-2023.

This research program moves beyond current elite studies by addressing civil society elite – an elite group previously not systematically studied. We will investigate the composition of civil society elites, how they are reproduced, how they become integrated with other elite groups, as well as by whom, on what grounds and with what effects they are contested. Using a mixed-methods design, we examine what mechanisms and processes that lead to elite consolidation or elite contestation in four European countries: Sweden, Italy, Poland and the UK, as well as on the EU level.

Researchers in the project

Niklas Altermark
E-mail: niklas [dot] altermark [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Sara Kalm
E-mail: sara [dot] kalm [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Anders Uhlin
E-mail: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska
milka [dot] ivanovska_hadjievska [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Malin Arvidson
E-mail: malin [dot] arvidsom [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Christofer Edling
E-mail: christofer [dot] edling [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Kerstin Jacobsson
E-mail: kerstin [dot] jacobsson [at] gu [dot] se

Håkan Johansson
E-mail: hakan [dot] johansson [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Elzbieta Korolczuk
E-mail: elzbieta [dot] korolczuk [at] sh [dot] se

Anna Meeuwisse
E-mail: anna [dot] meeuwisse [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Roberto Scaramuzzino
roberto [dot] scaramuzzino [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se