|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Academic Influence amongst the UK Public Elite|
|Citation:||Griffiths D (2010) Academic Influence amongst the UK Public Elite, Sociology, 44 (4), pp. 734-750.|
|Abstract:||This article examines the position of academics within UK quasi-autonomous decision-making. Data have been collected on 2858 individuals, sitting on the boards of 187 Westminster quangos, to assess which social groups and outside institutions hold influence on independent decision-making. These include 200 academics, sitting on 84 different boards. Analysis of the networks generated through mutual memberships of outside institutions shows academics are sitting in strategic positions within the quango sector. This article argues that higher academics have retained their high public position. It utilizes social network analysis to demonstrate that academics hold strategic positions within governance networks, signifying both political influence and associations with the social elite.|
|Rights:||The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.|
|Sociology 2010.pdf||658.58 kB||Adobe PDF||Under Embargo until 31/12/2999 Request a copy|
Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact email@example.com providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.