Elites and society
Elite unity and elite/mass correspondence or widended gaps?
A decade ago the Norwegian Leadership Study 2000, in combination with the Citizenship study from the same year, demonstrated that elites in Norway supported democracy and democratic institutions, exhibited shared trust in central institutions, and rallied behind significant compromises. Available data at the time also testified a strong popular adherence to the welfare state based upon public services.
In light of significant changes that have taken place during the latest decade, i.e. the financial crisis, increased globalization, the EU crisis, climate changes, growing migration, etc. we ask whether elite unity still is prevalent and whether a correspondence between elite and mass attitudes still is present.
We focus upon three sets of questions:
- Elite integration; studying to what extent the various sector elites are forming a more or less unified group
- Social distance between elites and population, in attitudes and reciprocal perceptions
- Elite attitudes toeards gender equality and diversity
Conducted survey with 1351 Norwegian Top Leaders in 2015
Collected and updated data on Norwegian parliamentarians, from the years 2001-2013, for the European MP database EASE CUBE
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