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

Unlike Marx, Mosca has not a linear concept of time, but a circular one, as in classical political theory, which consists in a perpetual condition of conflict and recycle of the elite. This flass one of the handful of classic elite analyses of power, along with the works of Pareto and Michels.

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Unlike Mills and later sociologists, Mosca aimed to develop a universal theory of political society and his more general theory of the Political Class reflects this aim.

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View all 3 comments. Lists with This Book. That concept came from his materialist idea of history as a conflict between classes Marxfrom the conflicted nature of politic considered as a fight for acquisition and department of power Machiavelli and finally from the non-egalitarian and hierarchical structure of society. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Who gets what and why.

Martinelli, “L’organizzazione del potere nel pensiero di Gaetano Mosca”Giornale di Storia Costituzionale17, first semester,pp.

Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. That means that every society could be split between two social classes: Paul rated it it was ok Feb 08, tne I lost count of how many pages I’ve highlighted. InMosca was nominated life senator of the Kingdom of Italy.

PaperbackRevisedpages. He describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc.

The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca

His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation claas Italian fascism. Mosca is most famous, however, for his works of political theory.

In he moved to Rome and took a position as editor of proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. Want to Mosfa Currently Reading Read. Arvydas rated it really liked it Sep 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He argues plainly and dispassionately in what ought be the true manner of a political scientist. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Views Read Edit View history. But Mosca’s work on the whole is a treasure trove of scholarly historical research, and is laced in spades! Nov 27, Jared Tobin rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Gaetano Mosca

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.

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