Pluralism (political Theory) - Elite Pluralism

Elite Pluralism

There were some objections to this model of pluralism, especially by critics who argued that groups need a high level of resources and the support of patrons to contend for influence. This observation formed the basis for elite pluralism. This modified pluralism accounts for elements of elite theory and was advanced by scholars such as E.E. Schattschneider, who wrote that "The flaw in the pluralist heaven is that the heavenly chorus sings with a strong upper-class accent."

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