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ERIC Number: ED336306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-15
Pages: 6
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Robert Michels (1876-1936), Political Sociologist and Economist.
Parker, Franklin
A biographical sketch of Robert Michels (1876-1936), a political sociologist and economist who taught in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the United States is presented. In his best known work, "Political Parties: A Sociological Study of Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy," he put forth his "iron law of oligarchy" which purported to explain how political parties inevitably become undemocratic and elitist. A reference list includes Michels's writings, books in which Michels's ideas are mentioned, and biographical sketches. (DB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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