9780778753278

What Is an Oligarchy?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780778753278

  • ISBN10:

    0778753271

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-30
  • Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co

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Summary

This compelling book describes the characteristics of an oligarchy, a political system in which the government's power rests with a small but highly influential segment of a society. These groups are often distinguished by their family ties, wealth, social class, profession, or military might. Oligrachical governments throughout history are featured to show examples of how these groups attain and keep power, as well as how they govern.

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