If you have any links on this, I'd be appreciative.
Conflict Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_theory
C. Wright Mills: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Wright_Mills
The Power Elite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_Elite
The entry for Conflict theory goes down the more German path as well.
No ofence brother, but I see this as a western dominated notion. That groups of people organize from the top down. and that they have never organized from the bottom up, as was the case in most small to some what larger groups through out the ancient world.
I see the state as an abstract notion. A false construct. Not a natural one. I won't be arguing with you on some author's perspective that I have never held with in my being.
Do I need to show this to you? No brother.
with all due respect, I don't buy most of the western hip I've been forced to read or adhere to. so please forgive me if I just skip out on this debate....
As a person who has looked to nature for my answers to life and living, I can't buy the white man's perspective on nearly any thing.
with love, Corvo
I have never seen any organization ran from the bottom up. Not even the family is run this way.
The state is an abstract notion and construction of the mind. A false construct is a matter of debate.
The state exists, however.
Do you pay taxes?
Do you have a Social Security number?
Do you vote?
You have no counter example in response to my request?
Nature is top-down as well .
An ant or bee colony has a queen, does it not?
Don't most mammals compete for mates and territory with the spoils going to the largest, fastest, strongest, brightest, or most healthy of the competitors?
Is there not a food chain in nature?
No offense taken. This is a debate and discussion. Iron sharpens iron.
I like it.
I'll add these readings to my iPad.