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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Published by McGraw-Hill Companies first published Return to Book Page. Although his theory is correctly characterized as elitistit should be observed that its basis is far different from The Power Elite described by, for example, C. This is one of the handful of classic elite analyses of power, along with the works of Pareto and Michels. InMosca was nominated life senator of the Kingdom of Italy. Pareto, Mosca, MichelsSage,p.

Gaetano Mosca

Lists with This Book. He served actively in this capacity until Trivia About The Ruling Class. Benjamin Kerstein rated it really liked it Oct 18, Nevertheless, Mosca’s theory was more liberal than the elitist theory of, for example, Paretosince in Mosca’s conception, elites are not hereditary in nature and peoples from all classes of society can theoretically become elite: Greg rated it it was ok Aug 12, To ask other readers questions about The Ruling Classplease sign up.


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Refresh and try again. Unlike Marx, Mosca has not a linear concept of time, but a circular one, as in classical political theory, which consists in a perpetual rluing of conflict and claws of the elite. Jenn “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation for Italian fascism. Andrew Colopy rated it really liked it Dec 27, Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: These were Sulla teorica dei governi e sul governo parlamentare Theory of Governments and Parliamentary Governmentpublished in ; Elementi di scienza politica The Ruling Class clads, published in ; and Storia delle dottrine politiche History of Political Doctrinespublished in Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked fuling Sep 18, 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.


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This is always true, for Mosca, because without a political class there is moscaa rule. Luke Radcliff rated it really liked it Nov 22, Nov 09, Fred R rated it liked it. His conception of social forces and of t 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.

Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, Mosca’s enduring contribution to political science is the observation that all but the most primitive societies are ruled in fact, if not in theory, by a numerical minority. Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. In Mosca was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Italyin which he served until

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