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

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

October 23-24, Paris
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International conference - Paris, October 23-24 2014

Sub-theme 1: Selection, training and socialization in elite education institutions: constructions of elite identity and legitimacy

Sub-theme 2: Professions, expertise and power elites

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?

Online submission of abstracts: CLOSED
Announcement of selected proposals: July 1, 2014
Final pogramme: soon available

Scientific committee: Olav Korsnes (Bergen University), Marte Mangset (Oslo and Akershus University College), Claire Maxwell (University of London), Agnès van Zanten (Sciences Po - CNRS).

For more information, visit or download the official Call for paper document.

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