The Ruling Class has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Steven said: This is one of the handful of classic elite analyses of power, along with the works of Pareto. GAETANO MOSCA’S “THE RULING CLASS “. T HE prime task of a reviewer is normally to discuss the con- tents and viewpoint of an author’s work. In the. University of Chicago. The Ruling Class. By GAETANO MOSCA. Translated by HANNAH D. KAHN; edited and revised, with an Introduction, by ARTHUR Liv-.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. Published inthe Elementi di Scienza Politica gained immediate and broad recognition as a masterpiece of political theorization following the general course set years before by Machiavelli.
Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership classs a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations. His conception of social forces and of t Published gaetaothe Elementi di Scienza Politica gained immediate and broad recognition as a masterpiece of political theorization following the general course set years before by Machiavelli.
His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation for Italian fascism.
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This is one of the handful of classic elite analyses of power, along tbe the works of Pareto and Thhe. Mosca argies that a small group of people will generally end up with ruling power. It is a classic within the elitist approach to explaining who has power and how society is structured. Nov 27, Jared Tobin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
He describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc. He argues plainly and dispassionately in what ought be the true manner of a political scientist.
But Mosca’s work on the whole is a treasure trove of scholarly historical research, and is laced in spades! Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Mosca displays a profound understanding of both human nature and the structure of human societies throughout his work; over and over again one comes across a passage that reads as remarkably prescient – especially when one considers that it was published before the second World War.
I lost count of how many pages I’ve highlighted. Guling don’t make ’em like they used to!
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Nov 09, Fred R rated it liked it. Mosca’s comparative advantage is in elite theory, so although he writes well about religion and war, most of the book is wasted in him saying things that have already been said well enough elsewhere. The discussions of the elite only take up about a quarter of the book.
May 28, Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who gets what and why. This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain.
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