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The Democratic Class Struggle Revisited

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780198742005
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599163 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198742002.003.0002
 The Democratic Class Struggle Revisited

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This chapter and the next revisit the political economy within which post‐war welfare regimes emerged, matured, and, now, appear crisis‐ridden. Here, an analysis is made of the democratic class struggle. The first section of the chapter looks at varieties of the struggle, and has subsections on models of industrial relations, employment regulation, and worker rights. The second section looks at de‐ruralization and post‐industrialization, and has subsections on family behaviour and full employment, and the declining correlates of class.

Keywords: correlates of class; democratic class struggle; de‐ruralization; employment; employment regulation; family behaviour; full employment; industrial relations; models of industrial relations; political economy; post‐industrialization; post‐war welfare regimes; welfare regimes; worker rights

Chapter.  6745 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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