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The Democratic Class Struggle

1st Edition

By Walter Korpi


284 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: Class, Power and Social Change 2. The Democratic Class Struggle 3. Working-Class Mobilization 4. Electoral Participation 5. Social Roots of Party Preferences 6. Electoral Geography 7. Voters on the Move 8. The Politics of Industrial Conflict 9. Social Policy 10. After the Historical Compromise; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Subject Index; Name Index

About the Author

Walter Korpi, born 1934 in Koutojärvi in the Hietaniemi parish , is a Swedish sociologist and professor.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General