Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany and the USA

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

byGraeme Gill

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One of the key questions in social science is the role of the bourgeoisie in creating a democracy. An important issue in contemporary international politics is the trajectory of the current Russian political system. This book brings these questions together by exploring the role played by thebourgeoisie in shaping political outcomes in five countries: contemporary Russia, and industrial revolution Britain, France, Germany and the USA. Its main focus is the way the different new business classes have been integrated into the political system, and the implications this had for thepolitical trajectories of the respective countries. The contemporary Russian experience is thrown into relief by comparison with the national experiences of the other four countries, enabling conclusions to be drawn about both the general question of the historic role of this class indemocratisation and the more specific question of its role in Russia today.

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One of the key questions in social science is the role of the bourgeoisie in creating a democracy. An important issue in contemporary international politics is the trajectory of the current Russian political system. This book brings these questions together by exploring the role played by thebourgeoisie in shaping political outcomes in...

Graeme Gill is Professor of Government and Public Administration and an ARC Australian Professorial Fellow at The University of Sydney. Prior to his appointment at Sydney, he held teaching positions at Monash University and The University of Tasmania. He has been a long-time student of Soviet and Russian politics, but has also publish...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199544689

ISBN - 13:9780199544684

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Table of Contents

1. The Bourgeoisie: Creators of Democracy?2. The Making of a Social Class: the Western Bourgeoisie3. The Making of a Social Class: the Post-Soviet Bourgeoisie4. Bourgeois Representation in Political Life5. Post-Soviet Bourgeois Representation in Political Life6. Class and State: the Western Bourgeoisie7. Class and State: the Post-Soviet BourgeoisieConclusionAppendixBibliography