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Title: Four Theories of Who Governs

Battle-Eye - February 5, 2004 06:07 AM (GMT)
Here are four Theories on who governs, there are probly more, these are just the major ones.

Marxist Theory Government is a reflection of economic forces, those who control the economy control the government.

Elitist Theory Non-government Elites make the major decisions. Normally the elites will consist of corporate leaders, top military officials, and a handful of key political leaders. Different people think whom they want to believe are elites.

Bureaucratic Theory Appointed civil servants runs things

Pluralist Theory Power is scattered so far and wide that no single elite will hold a monopoly of power.

What do you believe in? Why?

magji - February 5, 2004 06:29 AM (GMT)
there are probably examples of all of those systems in history that have worked......

Battle-Eye - February 5, 2004 06:31 AM (GMT)
i know that i was refering to what is in the US

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