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Who is ‘Davos Man’ today?

Pope, Shawn and Bromley, Patricia (2022) Who is ‘Davos Man’ today? USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (14 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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For decades, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has attracted a lot of criticism and the idea of a “Davos Man”, rich, alienated, detached from his national roots, and full of empty talk, became a popular trope. However, Shawn Pope and Patricia Bromley analysed all of the organisation’s press releases for the past eight years and found that Davos Man has changed. The WEF can now count on “Davos Woman” and uses fewer words related to growth and development, and more related to social inclusion and the environment.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2022 13:27
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 13:27

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