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Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Stewart Clegg, Paul Boreham, Geoff Dow


452 pages

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This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective. Chapters consider the organization and structure of the ‘corporate ruling class’, the middle class and the working class, and are brought together in an overarching analysis of the organization of class in relation to the state and the economy. This title will be of particular interest to students researching the impact of recession on societal structure and the processes of political class struggle, as well as those with a more general interest in the socio-economic theories of Marx, Engels and Weber.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Class, accumulation and crisis 2. Marx and Engels: class formation, class structure and class struggle 3. Weber: economic class and civil status 4. The concentration of capital and the petty bourgeoisie 5. The organization and structure of the corporate ruling class 6. The new middle class: organization, division and incorporation 7. The working class: structure, segmentation and control 8. Class organization and the state 9. Class politics and the economy; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes