In political science and sociology, elite theory is a theory of the state which seeks
to describe and explain the power relationships in contemporary society.
Elite (elitist) theory. The theoretical view held by many social scientists which
holds that American politics is best understood through the generalization that ...
The elitist theory of government stresses that those people with resources and
wealth garner the power in society. It is opposite of...
The elite and class theory promotes the idea that a rich elite holds most of the
power in U.S. politics, and therefore determines policies and living conditions for
Or take elite theory's emphasis on the "interdependence" between elites and non
-elites, which is said to set limits on what one side can do to the other.
Elite theory's origins lie most clearly in the writings of Gaetano Mosca (1858–
1941), Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923), Robert Michels (1876–1936), and
Theories of power: pluralist, elitist and Marxist perspectives Dr. John Barry
School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy email@example.com This ...
Elite theory developed in part as a reaction to Marxism. It rejected the Marxian
idea that a classless society having an egalitarian structure could be realized
A Critique of the Elitist Theory of Democracy. Author(s): Jack L. Walker. Source:
The American Political Science Review, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun., 1966), pp. 285-295.
Further Reflections on "The Elitist Theory of Democracy". Author(s): Robert A.
Dahl. Source: The American Political Science Review, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun., 1966)