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dimanche, 05 janvier 2014

Attack the System: Who Are the Power Elite?

9780195133547_p0_v1_s260x420.JPGAttack the System: Who Are the Power Elite?

Keith Preston dissects the American ruling class.

Topics include:

  • The difference between power elite analysis and conspiracy theories.
  • Power elite analysis versus theories of democratic pluralism.
  • Classical elite theory as developed during the interwar period of the 1920s.
  • C. Wright Mills as the godfather of power elite theory.
  • James Burnham and the managerial revolution.
  • William Domhoff and the role of ideological institutions.
  • Robert Putnam and the role of technological elites.
  • Thomas Dye and the development of consensus among elites.
  • How the power elite uses demographic, cultural, and class conflict to protect its own position of dominance.

File type: MP3
Length: 1:14:02
Bitrate: 32kb/s CBR

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