First published in 1980. This is Volume II of Mannheim's collected works, translated by Edward Shils and includes recent developments in the author's thinking since 1935 when it was originally written.

part |38 pages

Social Causes of the Contemporary Crisis in Culture

chapter |1 pages

First Process:

The Increase in the Number of Élites

chapter |2 pages

Second Process

The Breakdown of the Exclusiveness of the Èlites

chapter |4 pages

Third Process

The Change in the Principle Governing the Selection of Èlites

chapter |4 pages

Fourth Process

The Change in the Composition of the Èlite

part |15 pages

Freedom on the Level of Planning