Elites in Switzerland : the rise and fall of a model of elite coordination

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Title
Elites in Switzerland : the rise and fall of a model of elite coordination
Journal
Tempo social
Author(s)
Bühlmann Felix, Beetschen Marion, David Thomas, Ginalski Stéphanie, Mach André
ISSN
0103-2070 (Pint)
1809-4554 (Online)
ISSN-L
0103-2070
Publication state
Published
Issued date
17/12/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Number
3
Pages
181-199
Language
english
Abstract
The aim of this article is to understand the recent transformations of Swiss elites. Based on a database of political, economic and administrative elites covering the whole twentieth century, we investigate the social background, education and coordination mechanisms of Swiss elites. We find that for a long time, they maintained their power through a combination of a socially narrow recruitment and a coordination model including the army as meeting place, a corporatist organisation of the economy and multipositionality between political and economic fields. As a result of the increasing internationalisation of managers of Swiss firms, this model of elite coordination has eroded since the 1990s and led to a (relatively) unpredictable transition phase
Keywords
Swiss elites, Political, economic and administrative elites, Multipositionality
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