Magteliten i Grønland

Morten Fischer Sivertsen, Anton Grau Larsen

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Through social network analysis of formal networks this article aims to map out the Greenlandic power elite and describe the social characteristics of the group in terms of gender, geographical residence, educational background and the societal sectors, they work in. Through the k-circle algorithm we find a group of 123 power elite members connected through 79 networks, who are situated in the political sector (34), civil service (22), the private sector (24), publicly owned businesses (21), NGOs (14) and the academic world (7). The group is predominantly well-educated, based in the Greenlandic capitol, Nuuk, and has more men than women. Lastly, we discuss how these findings may raise democratic concerns with regards to the interwovenness of the power elite.
Original languageDanish
Publication date13 Jul 2020
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2020

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