Elites form, fight, gain power, and decline to be replaced by other elites. Pareto called this process elite circulation. In the circulation of the elites, Pareto saw the main driving force of social development. What is the driving force behind change? … There are two ways: to attract capable representatives of other classes to the elite and to expel potential revolutionaries (for this European countries used colonies, and in Russia the peasants fled to the state borders, becoming Cossacks). The balance of society is determined by the harmony of the “remnants” of the first and second class in the elite.
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