- Karady, Victor: Elite formation in the other Europe (19th-20th century): editorial.
- Myhre, Jan Eivind: Academics as the ruling elite in 19th century Norway.
- Leppik, Lea: Social mobility and career patterns of Estonian intellectuals in the Russian empire.
- Reznik, Milos: Elitenwandel, tschechische Nationsbildung und der böhmische Adel.
- Pokludová, Andrea: Forming intelligentsia in Moravia and Silesia in the second half of the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century.
- Dhondt, Pieter: Ambiguous loyalty to the Russian Tsar: the universities of Dorpat and Helsinki as nation building institutions.
- Nagy, Peter Tibor: The problem of the confessional recruitment of the students at the Faculties of the Humanities and Science of the Transylvanian University.
- Karady, Victor: Educated elites in pre-socialist Hungary - 1867-1948: issues, approaches, sources and some preliminary results of an overall survey.
- Disson, Julia: Privileged noble high schools and the formation of Russian national elites in the first part of the 19th century.
- Urbanitsch, Peter: The high civil service corps in the last period of the multi-ethnic empire between national and imperial loyalties.
- Hajdu, Tibor: Transformations of the officer corps in Hungary (1900-1940).
- Nastasa, Lucian: The education of Romanian university professors in Western universities.
- Nazarska, Georgeta: Bulgarian women medical doctors in the social modernization of the Bulgarian nation state (1878-1944).
- Charle, Christophe: Elite formation in late nineteenth century: France compared to Britain and Germany.
- Dronkers, Jaap: Declining homogamy of Austrian-German nobility in the 20th century?: a comparison with the Dutch nobility.
- Colonna, Fanny: Training the national elites in Colonial Algeria 1920-1954.
- Garcia, Afranio: Elite's recomposition and state-building in contemporary Brazil (1920-1964).
- Groß, Matthias: Georg Simmel und "die laute Pracht des wissenschaftlich-technischen Zeitalters".
- Freytag, Nils; Gerhardt, Uta; Hahn, Barbara; Hübinger, Gangolf; Radkau, Joachim: FORUM: "Joachim Radkau: Max Weber. Die Leidenschaft des Denkens".
- Diebolt, Claude: Reassessment of German aggregate wage earnings in the long run.
- Rakov, Alexey A.: Social and economic dimensions of Southern Ural dekulaked peasants (1930-1934)
HSR Vol. 33 (2008) No. 2: Special Issue: Elite Formation
Victor Karady (Hrsg.): Elite Formation in the Other Europe (19th-20th Century)
Recent research in various European countries has completely reshaped and renewed our views of the conditions and the scope of trends of social mobility towards elite positions and the reproduction of social elites observable in the period following the collapse of feudal regimes in Europe.
This special issue offers a selection of the papers presented at the international conference on “Elite Formation, Modernization and Nation Building” (May 2007 in Budapest). The conference was a first successful attempt to organize a network for the promotion of empirical socio-historical research on modern and modernizing elites in a number developing societies, especially belonging to the Other Europe. Scholars from both parts of Europe, the West and the East (in the broad sense of both designations) discussed problem areas, methodological schemes and research results in concrete terms related to post feudal elites, their social, ethnic, denominational and regional recruitment, education, power position, internal professional set-up as well as political-ideological orientation and strategies in a possibly comparative perspective. The main topical focus of the conference rested on small nation states of East-Central and Northern Europe, with the involvement of experts of Western countries as well.
The 16 contributions of this special issue “Elite Formation in the Other Europe (19th-20th Century)” deal with four main themes: “Ruling Elites from Feudalism to the Modern State”; “Student Populations and the Changing Function of Universities”; “The Transformation of Intellectual Professions” and “Comparative Perspectives”.