1st Edition

Citizenship and Capitalism (RLE Social Theory)
The Debate over Reformism

ISBN 9781138991323
Published July 11, 2016 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

In this study of politics in capitalist society Bryan Turner explores the development of citizenship as a way of demonstrating the effective use of political institutions by the working class and other subordinate groups to promote their interests. Marxist criticisms of reformism are rejected; it is shown that subordinate groups can achieve significant advances in social and economic rights, and that democracy is not a sham but a necessary mechanism for the pursuit of interests.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is the Controversy?  1. The Origins of Citizenship  2. Politics and Reformism  3. Social Struggles  4. Social Movements  5. Individualism and Citizenship  6. Conclusion

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