Elitism. Theoretical-Ideological Contributions to the Study of Political Elites – Ciprian IFTIMOAEI

ELITISM. THEORETICAL-IDEOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF POLITICAL ELITES

Romanian edition. Original title: ELITISMUL. CONTRIBUTII TEORETICO-IDEOLOGICE LA STUDIUL ELITELOR POLITICE

Ciprian IFTIMOAEI

LUMENCopyright © 2015SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 272           LANGUAGE: Romanian

ISBN:  9789731664026

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Following the evolution of the role of elites in society in relation to the functioning of democracy, the author distinguishes two perspectives in elite research: monistic perspective, preferred by representatives of classical and radical elitism and pluralist perspective, promoted by pluralist and democratic elitism. The report of the elite theorists to democracy is surprised as a process evolving from the pessimistic, critical attitude of the classical elitists, skeptics regarding the concrete possibilities of applying the theory of democracy, to the optimistic, constructive attitude of the pluralist elitists, who conceive of democracy as a whole of values, principles and procedures necessary to regulate the competition of political elites for power.

The author opts for democratic elitism as a theoretical-ideological approach applicable in resolving controversies between the theory of elites and the theory of democracy, portraying the political elites as “guardians of democracy”. (Professor Emeritus Anton CARPINSCHI)


Topics of interest:

  • sociology
  • political sciences
  • elitism
  • political elites

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