Classes and Elites in Democracy and Democratization: A Collection of Readings / Edition 1

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815328643
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Series: Sociology/Psychology/Reference Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Ruling Class, Proletariat, and Bourgeois Democracy: Selections from the Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels 7
Intellectuals and the Hegemony of the Dominant Class in Modern Western Democracies: Selections from the Work of Antonio Gramsci 12
Repressive Tolerance in Contemporary Democracy: Selections from the Work of Herbert Marcuse 18
The Reproduction of Working-Class Exploitation in Capitalist Democracies: Selections from the Work of Louis Althusser 24
The Democratic Route to Modern Society: Selections from the Work of Barrington Moore 30
Some Social Requisites of Democracy: Seymour Martin Lipset 37
The Governing Elite in Present-Day Democracy: Selections from the Work of Vilfredo Pareto 47
The Ruling Class in Representative Democracy: Selections from the Work of Gaetano Mosca 53
Democracy and the Countervailing Powers of Bureaucracy, Charisma, and Parliament: Selections from the Work of Max Weber 63
The Power Elite: C. Wright Mills 71
An Elite Theory of Democracy: Selections from the Work of Joseph A. Schumpeter 78
The Ruling Minorities in Western Societies: Selections from the Work of Raymond Aron 86
The Relative Autonomy of the Capitalist State, Democracy, and Dominant Class Hegemony: Selections from the Work of Nicos Poulantzas 97
Democratic Sovereignty, the Bourgeoisie's Dominance, and Disciplinary Power in the West: Selections from the Work of Michel Foucault 103
Democracy and Capitalism: [Contradiction, Accommodation, and Instability]: Selections from the Work of Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis 111
Rediscovering the American Democratic Dream: John F. Manley 120
Transition to Capitalist Democracy as Class Compromise: Selections from the Work of Adam Przeworski 128
The Rule of Capital and the Rise of Democracy: Goran Therborn 134
Economic Development and Democracy [The Role of Subordinate Classes]: Selections from the Work of Evelyne Huber, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, and John D. Stephens 142
The Irony of Democracy: Thomas Dye and Harmon Zeigler 155
Prospects for Pluralism [Linkages Between Leaders and Followers in the American Democracy]: Selections from the Work of Nelson W. Polsby 160
Democratic Government by Leading Minorities, Responsiveness, and Responsibility: Selections from the Work of Giovanni Sartori 168
National Elite Configurations and Transition to Democracy: Selections from the Work of G. Lowell Field, John Higley, and Michael G. Burton 174
Modes of Transition and the Emergence of Democracy in Latin America and Southern Europe: Selections from the Work of Terry Lynn Karl and Philippe C. Schmitter 185
South Korea's Elite Settlement and Democratic Consolidation: Michael G. Burton and Jai P. Ryu 194
Party Elites and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe: Leonardo Morlino 205
Delegative Democracy: Guillermo O'Donnell 214
Elites' Political Values and Democratic Consolidation in Brazil: Elisa P. Reis and Zairo B. Cheibub 222
The Role of Political Elites in the Transition from Communism to Democracy: The Case of Poland: Wlodzimierz Wesolowski 230
The Oligarchical Tendencies of Working-Class Organizations: Selections from the Work of Robert Michels 243
State Leaders as Promoters of Capitalist Interests in Democracies: Selections from the Work of Ralph Miliband 251
The Ruling Class Does Not Rule [State Managers, Capitalists, and the Working Class in Capitalist Democracies]: Selections from the Work of Fred Block 259
The Dilemma of Pluralist Democracy [Autonomy Versus Equality]: Selections from the Work of Robert A. Dahl 267
The Top-down and Bottom-up Construction of Democracy: Selections from the Work of Charles Tilly 275
The Third Wave [Economic Development, Expansion of the Middle Class, Elite Compromises, and Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century]: Selections from the Work of Samuel P. Huntington 285
Class Inequalities, Elite Patterns, and Transition to Democracy in Latin America: Selections from the Work of Larry Diamond and Juan Linz 293
Capitalism by Democratic Design in East/Central Europe: Selections from the Work of Claus Offe 302
Elites and the Working Class: On Coupling, Uncoupling, Democracy, and (In)equalities in the West: Eva Etzioni-Halevy 310
Conclusion 327
Indexes 331
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