On oligarchy : ancient lessons for global politics /

"Economic power is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of the few, even as democratic movements worldwide allow for political power to be dispersed among the many. With their access to influence, the wealthy can shape and constrain the political power of the rest of the world. As th...

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Imprint:Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
©2011
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 232 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Oligarchy.
Oligarchy -- History.
Wealth -- Political aspects.
Economics.
Oligarchie.
Oligarchie -- Histoire.
Richesse -- Aspect politique.
Économie politique.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- General.
Economics.
Oligarchy.
Oligarchie
Politische Ökonomie
Politisches Denken
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11216765
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Other authors / contributors:Tabachnick, David Edward, 1972- editor.
Koivukoski, Toivo, editor.
ISBN:9781442661165
144266116X
9781442664029
1442664029
9781442640115
1442640111
9781442609860
1442609869
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"Economic power is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of the few, even as democratic movements worldwide allow for political power to be dispersed among the many. With their access to influence, the wealthy can shape and constrain the political power of the rest of the world. As the economic dominance of an elite minority coincides with the forces of globalization, is oligarchy becoming the dominant political regime? This collection explores the renewed relevance of oligarchy to contemporary global politics. By drawing out lessons from classic texts, contributors illustrate how the character of oligarchical regimes informs contemporary political life. Topics include the relationship between the American government and corporations, the tension between republican and oligarchical regimes, and the potential conflicts that have opened up between economic management and political life. On Oligarchy deftly illuminates the significance of this regime in the context of pressing global economic and political issues."--The publisher.
Other form:Print version: On oligarchy 9781442640115