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The Rise and Fall of Elites

The Rise and Fall of Elites

Application of Theoretical Sociology

by Vilfredo Pareto
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/01/1991
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Combining a thorough introduction to the work of nineteenth-and early twentieth-century Italian social theorist Vilfredo Pareto with a highly readable English translation of Pareto's last monograph "Generalizations," originally published in 1920, this work illustrates how and why democratic forms of government undergo decay and are eventually reinvigorated. More than any other social scientist of his generation, Pareto offers a well-developed, articulate, and compelling theory of change based on a Newtonian vision of science and an engineering model of social equilibrium.

This dynamic involves a shifting balance among the countervailing forces of centralization and decentralization of power, economic expansion and contraction, and liberalism versus traditionalism in public sentiment. By 1920, Pareto had developed a scheme for predicting shifts in magnitude of these forces and subsequent change in the character of society. This book will be of interest to students, teachers, or general readers interested in political science, sociology and late-nineteenth/ early-twentieth century social theory.
ISBN:
9780887388729
9780887388729
Category:
Sociology & anthropology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-01-1991
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
132
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x7mm
Weight:
0.14kg

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