IAN RICHARDSON + ANDREW KAKABADSE + NADA KAKABADSE ~ BILDERBERG PEOPLE

~ TITOEPSACODMTFOC-DFEPOWOT-ICN ~ The Idea That Our Existing Policy Systems Are Capable Of Delivering More Transformational Forms Of Change – Detached From Existing Processes Or Ways Of Thinking – Is Clearly Nonsense

~ EITCTDLOTPPASR ~ Emergent Ideas That Challenge The Dominant Logic Of The Policy Process Are Systematically Rejected

~ PSLTWTKARAFOTNI ~ Policy Systems Cling To What They Know And Represent A Forceful Opposition To New Ideas

~ TEOTIOPIISOGOTPFYMHBLU-ASN-IWN ~ The Extent Of The Incorporation Of Private Interests Into Systems Of Government Over The Past Forty Years May Have Been Largely Unconscious – And Seemingly Natural – It Was Not

~ WITCIANRFCEGAA? ~ What If Transformational Change Is A Necessary Requirement For Continued Economic Growth And Accumulation?

~ HCNPBFWTTTPTISIP? ~ How Can New Paths Be Forged When The Thinking That Prevents Them Is Still In Place?

~ EN-ATCTARADBT-AACMOROFCIWP ~ Elite Networks – And The Consensuses That Are Formed And Disseminated By Them – Are A Critical Mechanism Of Resisting Or Facilitating Change In World Politics

~ TATTPE ~ Transnationalism And The Transnational Policy Elite

~ AECIWAHEDTPFY-ACSPIISAPTFITGPENECTQI-TDAIOEG ~ An Enormous Consensus In World Affairs Has Emerged During The Past Fifty Years – A Consensus So Powerful In Its Scope And Persuasion That Few In The Global Policy Elite Now Even Choose To Question It –The Desirability And Inevitability Of Economic Globalization

~ AEPETICTOAIBTIACOPG ~ An Entire Political Ecosystem That Is Closed To Outsiders And Increasingly Beyond The Influence And Control Of Participating Governments

~ TDOLIATDTCGSBULEAPV ~ The Doctrine Of Liberal Internationalism And The Desire To Create Global Structures Based Upon Liberal Economic And Political Values

~ TEAAOTENH-FTMP-BIBCJAA ~ The Existence And Activity Of Transnational Elite Networks Has – For The Most Part – Been Ignored By Credible Journalists And Academics

~ IWLD-WIFMI-TIC-ACA-OHSO? ~ Is Western Liberal Democracy – With Its Free-Market Infrastructure – The Inevitable Consequence – And Crowning Achievement – Of Human Social Organization?

~ TIOBAPE ~ The Interdependency Of Business And Political Elites

~ BIEN ~ Bias In Elite Networks

~ NEGTBITABC ~ Not Everybody Gets To Be Invited To A Bilderberg Conference

~ DCOD-TSOPATSEOMITNTABCU ~ Despite Claims Of Diversity – The Selection Of Participants And The Subtle Expectations Of Membership Incline The Networks Towards A Broad Consensual Understanding

~ TSLOEM ~ The Seductive Lure Of Elite Membership

~ TITEFANA-ISW-PAMCOFTSDNSUTCS ~ The Idea That Elite Forums And Networks Are – In Some Way – Permeable And Meritocratic Clubs Of Free Thinking Simply Does Not Stand Up To Close Scrutiny

~ TLPOGSR ~ The Legitimizing Presence Of Global Society Rhetoric

~ EPNSNBSADFTPM-TAAFPOI ~ Elite Policy Networks Should Not Be Seen As Distinct From The Policymaking Machinery – They Are A Fundamental Part Of It

~ AITS ~ Acting In The Shadows

~ AAOTENICTAUOCGA ~ An Appreciation Of Transnational Elite Networks Is Critical To An Understanding Of Contemporary Geopolitical Activity

~ TCOEC ~ The Consequences Of Elite Consensus

~ TIOEN ~ The Influence Of Elite Networks

~ MSOEPAC ~ Making Sense Of Elite Power And Consensus

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