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Elitist Political Concepts

Narrated by: Scott Michael
Length: 26 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics

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Consideration of the term "political elite" as a synonym of the concept of "political power" is largely an attempt to look at new values from the viewpoint of a political historian, who seeks analogues in the past. Unfortunately, today such excursus is unlikely to end in success because it is known that modern economic growth is distinguished by the primary role of scientific and technical progress, and intellectualization of main factors of production; intensity of research and development determines the level of economic development. According to predictions of experts, in the 21st century intellectualization of labor will become the main factor in global competition. Unfortunately, politics and politicians currently have only an indirect relation to such processes. They are more concerned with problems of power, state, and their own dislocation, as there is conviction in existence of political process as a perpetual motion machine. Unfortunately, it can only be concluded that as long as the elite takes care only of itself, as well as search, familiarization, distribution, and division of material resources, there cannot be any discussion about breakthrough into the world of the "select club" of intellectuals. In this club, the concept of "state" might already be nonexistent. And, one gets accepted there not based on merits or worth of personal capital, but based on the ability to meet requirements of a person of informational society of the "elite" class.

In the era of globalization, management of the modernization process of a country presents itself to any elite as a problem of management of most important values, social, intellectual, psychological, and informational resources. In the process of development and change of political and legal doctrines, historical destinies of three inherent structural elements (philosophical and methodological basis, theoretical content, and software requirements) differed.

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