Elites and the Masses
There are many theories pertaining to the nature of power in society. In modern society, it is important to identify where and when power is exercised, who benefits and who suffers from it being exerted upon them. In this tradition, it is useful to examine the managerialist perspective.
Managerialism focuses on organizations as the basis, or unit of analysis of society, to which all other aspects of society are subordinate to.
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and Society in Managerial Perspective,” in Powers of Theory, 1985, p.161-83.
Martin Marger, Ch.4, “The Elite Model,” in Elites and Masses (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1981).
George Ritzer, “The Weberian Theory of Rationalization and the McDonaldization of Contemporary Society,” p 37-62 in P. Kivisto (ed.), Illuminating social like (Thousand Oaks, Pine Forge Press, 1998).
C. Wright Mills, “The Structure of Power in America,” in James Farganis (ed.), Ch. 11 “Conflict Theory,” Readings in Social Theory (NY: Mcgraw-Hill, 1996).