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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Departing from Weber's critique of Marx, during the postwar period many social scientists have seen class as gradually losing its importance as a basis for cleavages and as a driving force for change in modern societies.
Economic growth, to which the Swedes had become accustomed during the postwar period, gave way to industrial crisis and declining real wages. Issues related to nuclear energy and the environment appeared to open up a new cleavage in ...
During the postwar period the level of unionization has grown to include practically all wage-earners, an internationally unique situation. By joining class-based organizations for collective action, the wage-earners in Sweden have ...
It also elucidates changes in the parties' support among different occupational groups and classes during the postwar period. The electoral geography of Sweden is treated in Chapter 6 in view of the fact that the units of political ...
During the postwar period numerous contributions centring around the concepts of 'pluralist industrial society' and 'modernization' have dominated in attempts to explain the development of contemporary societies.