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What people say about ‘Bilderberg People’

Bilderberg People is already receiving enthusiastic responses from academics, government officials, and business leaders all over the globe. You can see what they have to say about the book below. And if they persuade you to take a look at the book for yourself, you can purchase a copy here.

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"Bilderberg People shows convincingly how the transnational elite policy making community works and whose interests it serves. This book throws light on many baffling foreign policy issues happening all around us today". - Leslie Sklair (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and author of The Transnational Capitalist Class).

"Bilderberg People does a great service to the cause of deepening democracy […] it is high time that the ways in which a more equitable and transparent global order can be achieved, is placed on the agenda. This book is a solid contribution to that process". - Kees Van Der Pijl (Professor of International Relations, School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and author of The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class and Transnational Classes and International Relations)

"The mechanisms of consensus building and maintenance apply not only to world affairs but also to the construction an ‘ever closer Union’ in Europe. It makes this unique book even more fascinating, if not a bit worrying, reading". - Stefan Schepers, Hon. Director General, European Institute of Public Administration

"An illuminating excursion into the intricacies of power and economics and the esotericism that shape global affairs - today and for the future." - Kalu Kalu - Professor of Political Science & Management, Auburn University Montgomery, USA

"At last - a serious study of power elites, with a human touch. Timely and necessary." - Stefan Stern, former FT management columnist, director of strategy at Edelman UK and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, London

"Any modern analysis of the relationships between partnership, collaboration, consensus and legitimacy can only be of benefit to those of us trying to grapple with 21st Century threats across the National and International Policing Community. Add elites into the equation and you have an interesting mix!" - Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers

"The first analysis of the dynamics of consensus building among the world elite- fascinating reading - highly recommended!" - Dr. Celia Romm Livermore, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Politics, School of Business Administration, Wayne State University, USA

"Bilderberg People deftly probes a transnational, elite network; places this intriguing process in theoretical context; and relates it to current policy issues in Europe, the United States and beyond." - James L. Garnett, Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University at Camden

"What looks like accidental and dispersed forces that shape world politics, might not be so random after all" - Prof. Baroness Lutgart Van den Berghe, Executive Director, GUBERNA

"The authors of the book "Bilderberg People: Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs" challenge the fundamental existential problem of the modern world: institutional disharmony between the power relationships at the global scale, from one side, and the ethical imperatives of globalization, from another -- the later still to be formed in the environment dominated by the ideology of neo-liberalism. This book -- informative, analytical and comprehensive -- definitely will be demanded by the community of thinking people." - Niko Melikadze, Director, The Strategic Research Center, Georgia

"This book is an absolute must-read for the globaly concerned scholar with an interest in exploring how contemporary politics and the international system of governance seems incapable of creating coherent collective responses to transcendental global problems. The authors ask the critical question of how change can be brought about without destabilising existing, and advantageous, socio-economic establishments? By providing a first time insight to the powerful Bilderberg eltite network, the authors suggest that transnational elite networks provide dynamics of power and consensuses that serve as a critical mechanism for facilitating change in world politics. Acknowledging the obvious lack of democratic governance, this book attempts to bring understanding to the underlying powers, control and direction of this influential subpolitical activity." - Professor Mette Morsing - Copenhagen Business School

"If privatization can be defined as a situation where private standards are turned into public norms without proof of their representativity, Bilderberg People is one of its sources..." - Prof. Yvon PESQUEUX, CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers) Paris, France

"From elite perspectives seeking to control mass behavior, this exciting study turns the focus back on global elite behavior itself". - Professor Alex Kouzmin, Southern Cross University, Australia

"An intelligent, informative and level-headed analysis of the real influence of the worlds' leading 'elite networks'". - Prof. Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD

"So many words are said and written about "Bilderberg Group". But the more that is said and written, greater becomes the mystification of this theme and thereafter the savor of society. I dare say that the offered book, the co-author of which is a remarkable academician with singular talent, Mr. Andrew Kakabadse, will clarify this issue and give an answer to those questions" - Mirza Davitai, Minister for Diasporia, Georgia

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  1. Bilderberg People

    Elite Power and Consensus in World Affairs

    By Ian Richardson, Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse

    Bilderberg People explores the hidden mechanisms of influence at work in the private world, and personal interactions, of the transnational power elite. It is not concerned with conspiracy theories; instead it is about certain fundamental forces that shape the world in which we live. These forces,...

    Published May 25th 2011 by Routledge