Политические элиты как объект исследований в отечественной политической науке
The article presents an analysis of the studies of the elite phenomenon in contemporary foreign and domestic political science. The subject of investigation - the evolution steel elitological studies, its agenda, methodological approaches, thematic specialization. On the basis of an array of publications, the author concludes that elitology in the moment is one of the most advanced sub-disciplines of domestic political science. The most significant results were obtained in studies of the regional elite, top-level management of the bureaucracy, in the political-psychological study of power groups. Autor identifies the following areas: political-psychological, political, sociological, comparative, study of intra-relationships.