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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Mosca’s enduring contribution to political science is the observation that clzss but the most primitive societies are ruled in fact, if not in theory, by a numerical minority.

This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain. Retrieved from ” https: These were Sulla teorica dei governi e sul governo parlamentare Theory of Governments and Parliamentary Governmentpublished in ; Elementi di scienza politica The Ruling Classpublished in ; and Storia delle dottrine politiche History of Political Doctrinespublished in During the Fascist dictatorship, Mosca retired to teach and research. Boris rated it liked it Feb 25, Politicseconomicssociology.


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In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals. He also adhered to the concept of the circulation of elites, which is a dialectical theory of constant competition between elites, with one elite group replacing another repeatedly over time. He describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc.

Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: Carlos rated it liked it Jul 09, He argues plainly and dispassionately in what ought be the true manner of a political scientist. During this time, Mosca also worked as a political journalist for the Corriere della Sera of Milan after and the Tribuna of Rome from to Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Gaetaano was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Italyin which he served until Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership has a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations.

The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca

Unlike Marx, Mosca has not a linear concept of time, but a circular one, as in classical political theory, which consists modca a perpetual condition of conflict and recycle of the elite. He named this minority the political class. On first blush, looks like an Italian version of C.


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The Ruling Class

Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked it Sep 18, Mosca displays a moeca 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.

Nia Mdinaradze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Mosca earned a degree in law from the University of Palermo in For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution. Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23,

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