Elite Pluralism and Class Rule: Political development in Maharashtra, India
Published: December 1981© 1981
263 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 58 b&w tables
The concluding section proposes a new comparative approach to political sociology. It demonstrates the inherent contradiction between domination and community, and argues for a historical analysis of the rise and fall of classes and ideologies. Professor Lele challenges the emphasis on modernization and instrumentality in contemporary social science, and suggests that the insights of Marx and Weber can lead to a more previse and universal framework for the study of societies.