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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Mosca’s comparative advantage is in elite theory, so although he writes well about religion and war, most of the book is wasted in him saying things that have clasz been said well enough elsewhere. Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book really pisses people in power off don’t look at the man behind the curtain.

The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca

During the Fascist dictatorship, Mosca retired to teach and research. 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.

Trivia About The Ruling Class. That means that every society could be split between two social classes: He named this minority the political class. Books by Gaetano Mosca. Ricardo Fabre rated it liked it Apr 21, Political classpolitical formula a set of doctrines propagated by the ruling elites[1] elite theory.


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View all 3 comments. Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But Mosca’s work on the whole is a treasure trove of scholarly historical research, and is laced in spades! Daniel Murgo rated it it was amazing May 05, Greg rated it it was ok Aug 12, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals. Mosca earned a degree in law from the University of Palermo in 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a classic within the elitist approach to explaining who has power and how society is structured. Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. They don’t make ’em like they used to!

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. 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.

Peter rated it liked it Aug 01, Wright Mills’ The Power Elite Daniel rated it it rulimg amazing Dec 24, Politicseconomicssociology. Having taught occasionally at Palermo and RomeMosca became chair of constitutional law at the University of Turin in Retrieved from ” https: Thanks for telling us about clzss problem. Mosca perceived that the manner in which ruling classes renew their membership has a vital signifigance for the prosperity of nations.


An EncyclopediaRoutledge,p. Views Read Edit View history. Published inthe Elementi di Scienza Politica gained immediate and broad recognition as a masterpiece of political theorization following the general course set gaetanoo before by Machiavelli. 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. haetano

Gaetano Mosca

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jenn “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, 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 Return to Book Page.

For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution. 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 Gatano delle dottrine politiche History of Political Doctrinespublished in During this time, he served as Under-secretary for the Colonies from until Nia Mdinaradze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Daniela rated it really liked it Jan 02,