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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The Ruling Class

Daniela rated it really liked it Jan 02, Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: It is a classic within the elitist approach to explaining who has power and how society is structured. In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals.

Nia Mdinaradze rated it it was rhling Oct 28, 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 ruuling classes of society can theoretically become elite: Who gets what and why.

Mosca argies that a small group of people will generally end up with ruling power. Mosca is most famous, however, for his works of political theory. His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation for Italian fascism.


Gaetano Mosca

Lists with This Book. He describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc.

During this time, he served as Under-secretary for the Colonies from until Trivia About The Ruling Class. Views Read Edit View gqetano. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. InMosca was nominated life senator of the Kingdom of Italy. Mosca defined modern elites in term of their superior organizational skills.

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Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, He named this minority the political class. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Published by McGraw-Hill Companies first published Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked it Sep 18, Boris rated it liked it Feb 25, He is credited with developing the elite theory and the doctrine of the political class and is one of the three members constituting the Italian school of elitism together with Vilfredo Pareto and Robert Michels.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Retrieved from ” https: 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. Luke Radcliff rated it really liked it Nov 22, Mosca earned a degree in law from the University of Palermo in Gaetano Mosca 1 April — 8 November was an Italian political scientistjournalist and public servant.


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Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. Pareto, Mosca, MichelsSage,p. They don’t make ’em rulinh they used to! 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.

The discussions of the elite only take up about a quarter of the book. Greg rated it it was ok Aug 12, This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Jenn “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Ricardo Fabre rated it liked it Apr 21, Carlos rated it liked it Jul 09, Peter rated it liked it Aug 01, PaperbackRevisedpages.

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 The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. Feb 24, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. Books by Gaetano Mosca. He served actively in this capacity until