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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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He would hold this position untilwhen he settled permanently in Rome to occupy the chair of public law at the University of Rome. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Mosca held several other academic positions throughout his life. Retrieved from ” https: Nia Mdinaradze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, mosda Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 02, May 28, Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, Mosca defined modern elites in term of their superior organizational skills. This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain. Andrew Colopy rated it really liked it Dec 27, Books by Gaetano Mosca.

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Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked it Mosc 18, 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.


Greg rated it it was ok Aug 12, View all 3 comments. Carlos rated it liked it Jul 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution.

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Daniel Murgo rated it it was amazing May 05, Mosca’s comparative advantage is in elite theory, so although he writes well mosa religion and war, most of the book is wasted in him saying things that have already been said well enough elsewhere. NDB rated it liked it Oct 04, Luke Radcliff rated it really liked it Nov 22, This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat 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.

Gabriella Gini rated it it calss amazing Sep 02, Pareto, Mosca, MichelsSage,p. He argues plainly and dispassionately in what ought be the true manner of a political scientist. Michael Greening rated gaetaano really liked it Feb 07, 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.

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: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. They don’t make ’em like they used to! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An EncyclopediaRoutledge,p. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He served actively in this capacity until He describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc. Having taught occasionally at Palermo and RomeMosca became chair of constitutional law at the University of Turin in Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

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But Mosca’s work on the whole is a treasure trove of scholarly historical research, and is laced in spades! Feb 24, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it.

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During the Fascist dictatorship, Mosca retired to teach and research. Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership has a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Published by McGraw-Hill Companies first published Nov 27, Jared Tobin rated it it was amazing Shelves: These organizational skills were especially useful in gaining political power in modern bureaucratic society. Italian school of elitism. PaperbackRevisedpages.