The Democratic Class Struggle
Routledge, 7. des. 2018 - 288 sider
First published in 1983. This book combines a case study of class relations, politics and voting in Sweden with a comparative analysis of distributive conflicts and politics in eighteen OECD countries. Its underlying theoretical theme is the development of class relations in free-enterprise or capitalise democracies. This title will be of interest to students of history and politics.
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Chapter 3 analyses the development of union movements and left parties in eighteen OECD countries and examines the development of class relations in Sweden. In order to influence the political process, the citizens must participate in ...
We trace the changes in the 'red' and the 'blue' Sweden since the 1920s, examine influences of the social environment on the socialist vote, and discuss the special case of voters in the metropolitan centres.
... its basic premises continue to influence the mainstream of social science thought in the 1980s. The many scholars who have written within this tradition are not necessarily in agreement on all major issues.1 Nevertheless, ...
In industrial society interests are assumed to be mediated by shifting combinations of spontaneously generated groups with multiple allegiances, which exert influence on the state in relation to issues of special interest to them.
... independent, competing and voluntary, the interest organizations are assumed to be few, closely related to the state, monopolistic and with compulsory memberships. Rather than being intermittent seekers of access and influence, ...