№ 4, 2008
The article analyses the classical book by an American social scientist Robert Presthus as one of the first attempts to overcome the conflict of the elitist (“sociological”) and the pluralist (“politological”) schools of power research in early 1960s. Having thoroughly considered R.Presthus’ work from methodological and conceptual point of view, V.Ledyaev proves that some of R.Presthus’ ideas remain acute in our days. The author concludes that despite the specific political and cultural contexts of our country, many components of the foreign experience are well in line with modern Russian realities, and therefore, it would be extremely useful for Russian authors to learn about the problems and the methods of “early” empirical studies of power.
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