Political Parties

Political Parties : A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy (Dodo Press)

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Robert Michels (1876-1936) was a German sociologist who wrote on the political behavior of intellectual elites and contributed to elite theory. He became a Socialist while teaching at the University of Marburg, and became active in the radical wing of the Social Democratic Party of Germany; he left the party in 1907. In 1914, Michels became a professor of economics at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1926. He is best known for his book Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy (1916), which contains a description of the "iron law of oligarchy." Amongst his other works are Proletariato e la Borghesia nel Movimento Socialista Italiano (1908), Probleme der Sozialphilosophie (1914) and Imperialismo Italiano: Studi Politico- Demografici (1914).show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Dodo Press
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1409989275
  • 9781409989271
  • 1,766,429

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