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no·men·kla·tu·ra

 (nō′mən-klä-to͝or′ə, nô′myĕn-klä-to͞or′ä)
n.
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The privileged set of people appointed by patronage to senior positions in the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union and some other Communist states.

[Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra, list of names; see nomenclature.]

nomenklatura

(ˌnəʊmɛnkləˈtʃuːrə)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly, in the USSR and E Europe) a list of individuals drawn up by the Communist Party from which were selected candidates for vacant senior positions in the state, party, and other important organizations
[C20: Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names]

no•men•kla•tu•ra

(ˌnoʊ mən klɑˈtʊər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, esp. from the Communist Party in the U.S.S.R.
[1980–85; < Russian nomenklatúra literally, nomenclature]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nomenklatura - the system of patronage in communist countries; controlled by committees in the Communist Party
patronage - (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
Translations

nomenklatura

[ˌnəʊmenkləˈtʊərə] N the nomenklaturala nomenklatura

nomenklatura

n the nomenklatura (Pol) → die Nomenklatura
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The theory of elite reproduction holds that changes in Eastern and Central Europe did not have an impact on the composition of elites, since the members of the nomeklatura was able to stay at the top of the power structures and become the new elite, whereas, the theory of elite circulation the key positions are occupied by new people on the basis of new principles (17).
Affiliating with the elites not involved in the political life, former members of the nomeklatura have consolidated these political parties winning significant percentages in elections, imposeing a significant number of members of parliament and government in the post communist era.
First, there was an active member of the nomeklatura, faithful to Ceausescu, but who was marginalized and never during the communist regime held superior position.