Elites and Society [Tom Bottomore] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this substantially revised and enlarged second edition of a classic. Elites and Society has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Steve said: I first read this about 40 years ago. It was interesting to re-read it. I picked it up again. Book Reviews: ELITES AND SOCIETY Tom Bottomore London and New York, Routledge, Second Edition, , $, (paperback) (Distributed in Australia.

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Apr 27, Aziz rated it it was amazing. The final chapter thus attempts to show how a Marxian triumph of the proletariat would abnegate the elite, would, in fact, lead to the disappearance of the elite.

If you allow the installation of cookies or continue to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies. Posts heldmilitary service Staff Captain, General Headquarters, India, ;based in Vienna to work on such topics as Austrian economic statistics [dates? Philippe rated it it was amazing Apr 05, While, indeed, Yugoslavian industry through the midth century was in part influenced by workers’ councils, this perhaps progressive attempt at egalitarianism should be set against the fact that an elite – a communist dictatorship, a political fascist elite – ruled the country afterwhich goes unmentioned in the text.

Josie rated it really liked it Mar 21, The fact that it was written in the sixties rather stunts it’s scope, but a worthy read none the less.

To ask other readers questions about Elites and Societyplease sign up. Nonetheless, I think the book continues to be a useful introduction the concepts of elites, and the difficulties of definition, especially if you can find an old Pelican edition in a second-hand bookshop Their theories thus exemplify the complexities and slipperiness particular to this sociological term. Thanks to William Outhwaite for also providing some information.


Bottomore cites more than once the forward-looking, progressive, Yugoslavian industry. Cole to create a body of socialists without party or state ties; Stuart Hall, a leading figure in what shortly became the New Left, was involved, as were others in Oxford. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Luckily von Alemannin a general article on the World Congress, provides a short summary. Dated, yet interesting, account of social theory.

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Syafiqah rated it liked it Aug 30, These chapters are interesting, because these are still the elites we think of, the elites that I hear discussed and criticised, the people in which power is concentrated to the detriment of bottomote. See, however, von Alemann Refresh and try again.

To see what your friends thought of this book, bototmore sign up. Engaging, and a meaningful contribution to social philosophy, but really only for people interested in the larger genealogy of this current of philosophy. Jul 28, Seth rated it liked it.

Elites and Society

It was interesting to re-read it. Bottomore makes a case for the theory of elites of Mosca and Pareto as political theories – that is, not merely as prescriptive, as descriptive.

David Benbow rated it really liked it Jan 12, Shavell Smalling rated it it was amazing Dec 15, I first read this about 40 years ago. Apr 23, Felix Ortiz rated it liked it. Apr 08, Steve Dewey rated it liked it Shelves: Meagan rated it liked it Feb 21, The book provides an introduction to the theory of elites up until the early s, mainly based on the work of Pareto, Mosca and Mills. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Want to Read saving…. Miguel Angel rated it it was amazing Jan 17, He concludes by examining the prospects for more egalitarian forms of society as humanity approaches the new millennium in which democracy is increasingly the ideology of choice.

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John rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Among his influential early works were, in addition to his textbook, two books of a high intellectual standard though written for a student audience: Presidential address Given, but no text available.

It is clear from committee minutes that his andd was to be on the history of the ISA, in a year when it reached a significant anniversary; that topic is obviously related to his administrative work rather than to his intellectual interests.

This is a great place to start if you need to understand some of the basic principles of the term “elite” and its origins.

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