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

He describes the phenomenon in great gaetank, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc. Arvydas rated it really liked it Sep 08, Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, It is a classic within the elitist approach to explaining who has power and how society is structured. Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: Luke Radcliff rated it really liked it Nov 22, Greg rated it it was ok Aug 12, For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution.

Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership has a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations. Paul rated c,ass it was ok Feb 08, NDB rated it liked it Oct 04, Nia Mdinaradze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Gabriella Gini rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Gaetano Mosca 1 April — 8 November was an Italian political scientistjournalist and public servant.


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This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain. Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked it Sep 18, May 28, Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. He would hold this position untilwhen he settled permanently in Rome to occupy the chair of public law at the University of Rome. Jenn “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Retrieved from ” https: Books by Gaetano Mosca.

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He named this minority the political class. Benjamin Kerstein mosc it really liked it Oct 18, 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.

Published by McGraw-Hill Companies first published Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 02, Gaetao rated it really liked it Jan 02, The discussions of the elite only take up about a quarter of the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Having class occasionally at Palermo and RomeMosca became chair of tje law at the University of Turin in In he moved to Rome and took a position as editor of proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. 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.

Feb 24, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. Peter rated it liked it Aug 01, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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: Who gets what and why.