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Political elites

Author: Geraint Parry
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1969.
Series: Studies in political science (Praeger Publishers), 5.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parry, Geraint.
Political elites.
New York, Praeger [1969]
(OCoLC)747307562
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geraint Parry
OCLC Number: 11778
Description: 169 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. The context of elite theorizing --
Elitism as science and as ideology --
Marxism and elitism --
II. The classical elitist thesis --
Mosca and Michels: An organizational approach --
Pareto: a psychological approach --
Burnham: an economic approach --
C. Wright Mills: an institutional approach --
The concept of the mass --
Ideology and social control --
The perpetuation and replacement of elites --
III. Elitism and pluralism --
Types of elite --
Military elites --
Business elites --
Bureaucratic elites --
Education and elite formation --
The "establishment" --
Elite consensus --
IV. Empirical tests of elitist theories --
Elite background and recruitment --
Community power studies --
V. Criticisms of the eite concept --
The scope of influence --
Political influence-appearance and reality --
The nature of decision-making --
"Boundary" problems --
The "costs" of influence --
Concluding injunctions --
VI. Elites and democratic theory --
"Pluralism" or "democratic elitism"? --
Classical democracy --
The radical alternative --
Degrees of democracy?
Series Title: Studies in political science (Praeger Publishers), 5.
Responsibility: Geraint Parry.

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