Patronage, elites and power relations explores systems of patronage within civil society and the connections between civil society, civic stratification and elite formation. It considers the origins and destinations of patrons in civil society organisations and institutions, as well as the significance of different educational institutions and occupational profiles in affording privileged access to elite positions within civil society.

Start date provided is that of the WISERD Civil Society Centre. Work packages will have their own individual start and end dates that fall within the five-year research programme.