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Four Radical Changes Four radical changes that put into question the assumptions of the three major ideologies:


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLS 1000
Professor
Martin Breaugh

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Four Radical Changes
Four radical changes that put into question the assumptions of the
three major ideologies:
1. Fragmentation of the dominant ruling classes
The dominant class of the social class was a rentiflingh utifiling
group
Its goal was profit. To make as much money as possible
I would argue that today the ruling class is less unified and less
focused in terms of goals and objectives
Today if there is a competition within the ruling classes and
between different types of elites and different types of power rules
and these social forces are in competition of economic
Ex. Owners of large corporations who do not usually run have
some competition in power
Another social force or completion of power could be the
managers or the executives of these large corporations whose
interests don’t always correspond to your interests
Influential journalists
2. those who are dominated has also been profoundly changed by
the rise of labour unions and technological revolutions
The few and the many, so the few who rule are there for
fragmented and divided
To all this we can add a 3rd phenomenon
3. The appearance of new social groups
These groups are more and less organized and depending on
their organization you will feel great influence on their impact on
western society
Ex. The rise of multicultural organizations in Canada, women`s
groups
In any case the diversity of these roots all of these roots will
share in common the desire to challenge the fundamental
assumptions of all 3 of the major ideologies
4. The rise of a truly inclusive middle class
The social and political
The middle class is a consuming and consumer class.
Members of the middle class have the possibility of moving up or
down the social ladder.
The middle class almost instinctively favours the status quo as
its position in the middle is comfortable.
You could argue the middle class is a force of inertia it does not
want change it prefers to maintain.
Because of the rise of this class change is more difficulty.
There are conservative tendencies found in this class.
The middling element (Aristotle). To avoid class struggle use the
middle class, for they know enough about the rich not to be upset
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