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Definition of Power elite

Power elite Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
According to C. Wright Mills the power elite are men in the highest positions of government, corporations and the military who hold enormous power in modern industrial societies.
Power elite Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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An elite in political and sociological theory, is a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth and/or political power.

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The Power Elite is a book written by sociologist C. Wright Mills in 1956. In it Mills calls attention to the interwoven interests of the leaders of the military, corporate, and political elements of society and suggests that the ordinary citizen is a relatively powerless subject of manipulation by those entities.

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