This exciting new text consolidates the how's and why's of researching powerful people.
Written by a leading authority in the field, this book introduces the reader to a significant area of methodology, and provides a research-based contribution to elite and leadership studies. It offers a truly international perspective that will appeal to those studying and working with elites in a variety of contexts.
Useful features include: A variety of case studies and examples linked to over 1000 sources and resources; Extensive use of figures throughout the text to illustrate key points; Templates and models for planning and presentations
The book promotes a practical future-oriented approach to support and inspire academic, professional and civil society researchers at all levels. It introduces new research frameworks and facilitates critical techniques through Critical Process Analysis.
This is a must-have resource and an excellent new addition to the field of elite and leadership studies.
There is a Scottish joke about a powerful landowner who found a tramp camping on his land, and ordered him to leave. But the tramp asked the landowner,
“Why is this land yours?”
“Because I inherited it from my father,” was the landowner's reply.
“And how did he get it?” asked the tramp.
“He inherited it from his father” said the landowner.
This pattern of questioning continued back into history, until the landowner ...