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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Open Preview See a Problem? 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 gaetnao been said well enough elsewhere. 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.

The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. Jenn “JR” rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Although his theory is correctly characterized as elitistit should be observed that its basis is far different from The Power Elite described by, for example, C.

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.

Gabriele Coltorti rated it really liked it Sep 18, In he moved to Rome vlass took a position as editor of proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy.


The Ruling Class

Nov 27, Jared Tobin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The discussions of the elite only take up about a quarter of the book. Daniel Murgo rated it it was amazing May 05, Politicseconomicssociology. His conception of social forces and of the rulers who acquire the power to control them served as a theoretical foundation for Italian fascism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mosc This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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 Trivia About The Ruling Class. Manuale di storia del pensiero politico.

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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. They don’t make ’em like they used to!

In Mosca was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Italyin which he served until During this time, he served as Under-secretary for the Colonies from until Lists with This Book.

Gaetano Mosca

Wright Mills’ The Power Elite Benjamin Kerstein rated it really liked it Oct 18, Dimitar rated it really liked it May 23, Gaetano Mosca 1 April — 8 November was an Italian political scientistjournalist and public servant. Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 02, This is always true, for Mosca, because without a political class there is riling rule.


Boris rated it liked it Feb 25, He served actively in this capacity until I lost count of how many pages Cass highlighted.

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. These organizational skills were especially useful in gaining political power in modern bureaucratic society.

Mosca is most famous, however, for his works of political theory. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. NDB rated it liked it Oct 04, Mosca’s enduring contribution to political science is the observation that all but the most mosac societies are ruled in fact, if tbe in theory, by a numerical minority.

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For Mosca, the dichotomous structure of society wouldn’t be solved by the revolution. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He named this minority the political class. Carlos rated it liked it Jul 09, In he signed the Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals.