Mosca and Mills: Ruling Class and Power Elites

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1959
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"Elitist theory divides society into two groups: the rulers, or "elite", and the ruled, or "masses". In the words of H. D. Lasswell, "this division into elite and mass can be made whenever there are any differences in the amount of power enjoyed by the various persans" in a group. The only assumption made is that power is not equally distributed; when one says that every people is ruled by an elite, "what is said, in effect, is that every people 2 is ruled by--rulers." The term that is used to describe the non-elite is "masses"." --

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