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Description - Oligarchy: Power of the Wealthy Elite by Larry Gillespies

In an oligarchy political power rests with a small privileged group. Oligarchs may exercise power directly or indirectly but they often act out of selfish or corrupt motives. This book examines the history of oligarchy which was first described by the ancient Greeks more than 2300 years ago. The book also asks whether today's super-rich constitute a new oligarchy that threatens to undermine democracy in the United States and elsewhere.
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Book Details

ISBN: 9781422240212
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 180mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Mason Crest Publishers
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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