The analysis of politics which is found in this book was briefly stated in the author's World Politics and Personal Insecurity, New York, 1935, Chap. 1, "The Configurative Method." Charles E. Merriam has been particularly influential in redefining the scope of political science in the United States. See Political Power; Its Composition and Incidence, New York, 1934. See also the works of Charles A. Beard. Among the younger writers reference may be made to G. E. G. Catlin, The Science and Method of Politics, New York, 1927, and Frederick L. Schuman, International Politics; An Introduction to the Western State System, New York, 1933, Chap. XIII. Similar formulations by European writers are not uncommon; see, in particular, Gaetano Mosca, Elementi di scienza politica, 2d ed., Turin, 1923; Max Weber, "Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft," in Grundriss der Sozialökonomik, III Abteilung, Tübingen, 1925; Part 1, Chap. 3; Part 2, Chap. 7; Part 3, Chaps. 1-11 incl. For data about the affiliations and successions of elites, see Pitirim Sorokin, Social Mobility, New York, 1927; Vilfredo Pareto , The Mind and Society, 4 vols., New York, 1935; Roberto Michels, Umschichtungen in den herrschenden Klassen nach dem Kriege, Stuttgart, 1934. Data on the United States are in Recent Economic Changes, 2 vols., New York, 1929; Recent Social Trends, 2 vols., New York, 1933; Arthur N. Holcombe, The New Party Politics, New York, 1933; and The Political Parties of Today, 2d ed., New York, 1925.
For detailed references consult Propaganda and Promotional Activities: An Annotated Bibliography, compiled by H. D. Lasswell, R. D. Casey, and B. L. Smith, Minneapolis, 1935. On the general categories of myth, ideology, utopia, see Georges Sorel, Réflexions sur la violence, Paris, 1908; Karl Mannheim, Ideologie und Utopie, Bonn, 1929. For the inculcation of patriotism and the spread of nationalism, see Charles E. Merriam, The Making of Citizens: A Comparative Study of Methods of Civil training, Chicago, 1931, summary volume of the "Civil Training Series," which contains monographs on the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, the Dual Monarchy, Great Britain, United States, and primitive societies. For the new Germany, see Frederick L. Schuman, The Nazi Dictatorship, New York, 1935. For Italy, Herman Finer, Mussolini's Italy, New York, 1935. In this chapter I have drawn upon my