The Rise and Fall of Elites: Application of Theoretical Sociology

@inproceedings{Pareto1968TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Fall of Elites: Application of Theoretical Sociology},
  author={Vilfredo Pareto and Hans Lennart Zetterberg},
  year={1968}
}
Combining a thorough introduction to the work of nineteenth-and early twentieth-century Italian social theorist Vilfredo Pareto with a highly readable English translation of Pareto's last monograph "Generalizations," originally published in 1920, this work illustrates how and why democratic forms of government undergo decay and are eventually reinvigorated. More than any other social scientist of his generation, Pareto offers a well-developed, articulate, and compelling theory of change based… CONTINUE READING

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