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In the contemporary political setting, the emergence of transnationalism represents a significant challenge to traditional state-centred depictions of international relations and raises many questions concerning its purpose, legitimacy and effects. This study is concerned with one aspect of the transnational debate: the dynamics of power that drive consensus formation within informal, and collaborative, elite transnational networks.
Situated in debates related to international relations, political economy, policy science, political sociology and social network theory, this study identifies the role played by transnational elites in articulating, as well as interpreting, structural determinants of policy. In short, transnational elite interactions are responsible, often unconsciously, for the legitimisation of pervasive social constructs within the wider elite community. The process of legitimisation within such settings is highly contested and, as a consequence, power relations are critical to our understanding of eventual consensus.
Originally posted by AlphaBetaGammaX
reply to post by NeverSleepingEyes
Yowza...interesting. I have never been into this particular branch of conspiracy theory, as I always tended to think it was a bit (read: a lot) blown out of proportion.
Honestly, I would get more and more turned off every time I would read about how 'TPTB' are spreading GMO crops and vaccines because they want to thin out the herd, and at this point, I have found that I just assume that there is nothing to any of it at all.
I realize that this probably means that I am not really looking at information with an open mind anymore, in regards to this topic. So, maybe this will be a good place to start re-assessing my opinions on the subject.