"Of huge value. With an eye that sweeps from Poland and Russia to Cambridge and Washington, Wedel has reinvented the study of public administration for an era of blurred roles and secret networks. Shadow Elite is a must-read..."

Janine Wedel is the first anthropologist to win the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Previous award recipients include Mikhail Gorbachev and Samuel Huntington. More...

"Janine Wedel's admirable new book,... argues, convincingly, that the lack of accountability on both sides ultimately compromised all those involved...Aid, it would seem, can hurt as well as help."
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