Gaetano Mosca Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Criticism

Bachrach, Peter. "The Precursors: Mosca and Schumpeter." In The Theory of Democratic Elitism: A Critique, pp. 10-25. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967.

Explores the place of Mosca and economist Joseph Schumpeter in the theoretical question of the problem of democracy, and their subsequent development of democratic elitism.

Bobbio, Norberto. "Liberalism Old and New." Confluence 5, (Fall 1956): 239-51.

Examines the major figures, including Mosca, in the social and political shift away from classical European liberalism in the early twentieth century.

Hoover, Calvin B. Review of The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. The Journal of Political Economy XLVII, No. 6 (December 1939): 877-79.

Reviews Arthur Livingston's revised edition of The Ruling Class, noting the book's growing importance alongside events in Europe at the time, and offering high praise for Livingston's analytical introduction to the book.

Meisel, James H. The Myth of the Ruling Class: Gaetano Mosca and the "Elite." Ann Arbor, Mich.: The University of Michigan Press, 1958, 432 p.

Uses Mosca's lesser-known works to follow the development of his thought.

Meisel, James H., ed. Makers of Modern Social Science: Pareto and Mosca. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1965, 184 p.

Collection of essays on Pareto and Mosca by major political theorists.

Wilson, Francis G. Review of The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca. The American Political Science Review XXXIII, No. 3 (June 1939): pp. 521-23.

Reviews Arthur Livingston's revised edition of The Ruling Class, noting the book's significance in the search for an alternative to the "eighteenth-century metaphysics of democracy."