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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In Mosca was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Italyin which he served until 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 already been said well enough elsewhere.

Peter rated it liked it Aug 01, Wright Mills’ The Power Elite Politicseconomicssociology. He would hold this position untilwhen he mksca permanently in Rome to occupy the chair of public law at the University of Rome. Refresh and try again. He argues plainly and dispassionately in what ought be the true manner of a political scientist.


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 describes the phenomenon in great detail, and discusses its properties, dynamics, etc.

Feb 24, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. This is one of the handful of classic elite analyses of power, along with the works of Pareto and Michels. To ask other readers questions about The Ruling Classplease sign up.

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Paul rated it it was ok Feb 08, View all 3 comments. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca.

Retrieved from ” https: InMosca was nominated life senator of the Kingdom of Italy. Luke Radcliff rated it really liked it Nov 22, That means that every society could be split between two social classes: Manuale di storia del pensiero politico. Lucas Velazquez rated it really liked it Dec 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Jan 07, Thom Dunn marked it as to-read Shelves: Gaetano Mosca 1 April — 8 November was an Italian political scientistjournalist and public servant.


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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 Open Preview See a Problem? These organizational skills were especially useful in gaining political power in modern bureaucratic society.

Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 24, 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. This is always true, for Mosca, because without a political class there is mpsca rule. PaperbackRevisedpages. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Gaetano Mosca

He served actively in thee capacity until Who gets what and why. Mosca held several other academic positions throughout his life. Views Read Edit View history.

Mosca defined modern elites in term of their superior organizational skills.