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.

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Speak truth to power.

Eighteenth century Quaker duty

Researchers often feel that their job has ended when data has been collected and findings produced (C6), and analysis completed and conclusions framed in relation to theory (C7). But social research is only a means to an end – the ‘end’ is the greater understanding of something, and perhaps social change. ...

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