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New Class in Post-Industrial Society (Hardcover) (John Mcadams)

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The traditional class analysis of politics in industrial societies described a politics that pitted the well-off business class against the less well-off working class in a "democratic class struggle." This book holds that economic development has produced a new class which rivals the business class in the politics of post-industrial societies. Based in the professions with high levels of education, the New Class' interests are served by the expansion of government. Extensive analysis of survey and aggregate data show that liberal and left politics is indeed based in these social groups, and not among low status workers. American politics today is best understood as a conflict between the new class and the traditional business class, with the working class supporting one or the other elite classes, depending on the issue and political context.
The traditional class analysis of politics in industrial societies described a politics that pitted the well-off business class against the less well-off working class in a "democratic class struggle." This book holds that economic development has produced a New Class which rivals the business class in the politics of post-industrial societies. Based in the professions with high levels of education, the New Class' interests are served by the expansion of government. Extensive analysis of survey and aggregate data show that liberal and left politics is indeed based in these social groups, and not among low status workers. American politics today is best understood as a conflict between the New Class and the traditional business class, with the working class supporting one or the other elite classes, depending on the issue and political context.

Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Ideologies / Democracy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: John Mcadams
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2015
TCIN: 46775832
UPC: 9781137515407
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0506
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