HISTORICKÁ SOCIOLOGIE

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HISTORICKÁ SOCIOLOGIE, Vol 8 No 2 (2016), 29–50

Global Elite as Transnational Capitalist Class

Lukáš Kantor

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363525.2016.8
zveřejněno: 07. 01. 2017

Abstract

As a contribution to the burgeoning field of multidisciplinary globalization studies, this article evaluates how IR grand theories can conceptualize the phenomenon of global elite. It compares and synthesizes (neo)liberalism, constructivism, feminism and neo-Marxism. Liberal approaches use the analytical tool of transnational actors or transnational networks. In constructivist’s perspective, part of global elite falls into the category of epistemic community. Feminists offer the term Davos Men. Neo-Marxist conceptualization revolves around the notion of transnational capitalist class. The paper concludes that neo-Marxist IR theory best accounts for the global elite and therefore, the debates on the transnational capitalist class are thoroughly and critically reviewed.

Klíčová slova: global elite; transnational capitalist class; Davos Men; epistemic community; transnational actors/networks

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