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…. Martinelli, “L’organizzazione del potere nel pensiero di Gaetano Mosca”Giornale di Storia Costituzionale17, first semester,pp. But Mosca’s work on the whole is a treasure trove of scholarly historical research, and is laced in spades! His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation for Italian fascism. Feb 24, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it.
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Nov 27, Jared Tobin rated it it was amazing Shelves: InMosca was nominated life senator of the Kingdom of Italy. 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 Lists with This Book.
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Books by 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. Daniel Murgo rated it it was amazing May 05, Daniela rated it really liked it Jan 02, Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. Refresh and try again.
Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership has a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations.
May 28, Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yhe “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Gaetano Mosca 1 April — 8 November was an Italian political scientistjournalist and public servant. Carlos rated it liked it Jul 09, Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 02, Pareto, Mosca, MichelsSage,p.
Arvydas rated it really liked it Sep 08, 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.
Who gets what and why. This is always true, for Mosca, because without a political class there is no rule. Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, 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.
For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution. To ask other readers questions about The Ruling Classplease sign up. This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain. In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals.
On first blush, looks like an Italian version of C. Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca.
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Published by McGraw-Hill Companies first published Ricardo Fabre rated it liked it Apr 21, Andrew Colopy rated it really liked it Dec 27, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That concept came from his materialist idea of history as a conflict between classes Marxfrom the classs 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.
Mosca earned a degree in law from the University of Palermo in Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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 Clqss and Robert Michels.
Wright Mills’ The Power Elite Mosca is most famous, however, for his works of political theory. Mosca defined modern elites in term of their superior organizational skills. NDB rated it liked it Oct 04, They don’t make ’em like they used to! In he moved to Clqss and took a position as editor of proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy.