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Elite Pluralism and Class Rule

Political development in Maharashtra, India

Series: Heritage
Based on a study of recent political behaviour in a rural region of India, the author presents a critique of pluralist theories of democracy and advances a new approach to political sociology. Professor Lele insists that the politicians of Maharashtra sustain, however dispersed, a hegemonic class rule.

Author Information


Jayant Lele is a member of the Departments of Political Studies and Sociology at Queen's University, Kingston.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;