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|ISBN:||0745610684 9780745610689 0745608914 9780745608914|
|Description:||VI, 239 str. ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Elites and Classes: Bringing Elites Back In 1. Why Class Theory has Overshadowed Elite Theory: A Matter of Coincidence 2. Why Class Theory Should not have Overshadowed Elite Theory: A Matter of Democracy Part II: The Autonomy of Elites and Western Thought 3. Democractic Elite Theory 4. Other Theories: A Comparison Part III: The Demo-Elite Perspective 5. The Autonomy of Elites and Democracy 6. Elite Autonomy Versus Cooperation and the Historical Development of Democracy Part IV: The Autonomy of Elites and the Success (or Failure) of Democracy 7. Stabilization Versus Breakdown of Democracy: The Cases of Britain and Germany 8. Problems of Transition to Democracy in eastern Europe: The Cases of the Soviet Union and Poland Part V: Meanwhile in the West: Problems and Potential of Democracy 9. Elite Autonomy Under Siege and Problems of Western Democracy 10. Social Protest Movements and the Potential of Western Democracy Conclusion References.|