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"especially with the last few electon cycles - on a logal, state, and national level."|
Whilst I am not sure what electon and logal are, I will assume they are associated with elections.
Again, the Elite Theory sees this as the contest between A and B.
It does not matter who the winner is as it still serves the model and democracy is seen to exist.
Dye and Zeigler's arguments concerning the power of the elites is more or less a modern rendering of the same arguments advanced by C. Wright Mills. The masses are ignorant, ill-informed, and apathetic. The elites, but virtue of their influential positions in finance, politics, media, or the judiciary, are able to easily manipulate and coerce the masses. The authors concede a certain degree of upward mobility, but it is slow, generational process. Those eventually making it into the elite sphere become a fully assimilated part of it, instead of bringing in outside influences.
[ Last edited by expatter at 2010-1-10 03:16 PM ]