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elite

1. <security> A term used to describe skilled crackers or hackers, or their deeds. In the last sense, compare to elegant.

The term is also used to describe exclusive forums (ftp sites, BBSs) used for trading pirated software, cracking tools, or phreaking codes.

élite

literally ‘the best or most talented members of society’ (e.g. educational élite), however in sociology the term most usually refers to political élites. Here, the assumption of ÉLITE THEORY has been that a division between élites and MASSES is an inevitable feature of any complex modern society, and that the aspirations of radical democrats that the people as a whole could rule is mistaken.

elite

A typeface that prints 12 cpi.
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The author concludes that Richmond's non-elites had their greatest impact by being an amorphous threat in the imagination of elites "by virtue of the potential power they held as a result of their participation in the city's politics" (p.
Conclusively, in projecting what the likely future of the Arab world elite is, most agree that Arab elites proved to be adept at system maintenance.
assimilation argument can be traced back to a black elite trying to carve out a public space as American citizens.
The notion that some people are better suited to rule than others, that political wisdom is peculiar to the few, to an elite, and not to the many, the people, was, as is well-known, developed and vigorously advocated by Plato in his Republic.
Women and the shamed poor are equally external to the city's honor elite and are discussed here for the light they throw on the elite's treatment of its dependents -- another oblique approach to the problem of "understanding and gauging" its power.
Making a case for stasis over change does not slight attempts to give meaning to social practice, but rather places new emphasis on one particular moment of social construction: the point at which members of Maryland's nascent elite (and, by extension, elites in each of the colonies with the exception of fractious New York) ceased to compete actively for authority and cemented their status through reproduction.
In terms of the literature on Tunisian and North African politics, international political economy variables and class analysis probably deserve more attention than the earlier emphasis on political elites, regime types, and ideology.
The Cuzco elites asserted that they were not at fault for the unrest, since it was the bad gamonales who incited the Indians to revolt.
In each of these areas, Lagos wins the confidence of Chilean elites by wide margins.
Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital 1880-1920.
It merits broad attention and should provoke extensive new discussion and research on modern elites in other parts of the country, as well.
384) Trainor's study of the Black Country elites provides no spear through the heart of the new orthodoxy of industrial marginality, but it does at least provoke a rehearing, and furthermore it indicates the robustness of detailed studies of local exercise of authority within the changing field of British social history.