The Political and Economic Dimensions of Modernity

The Political and Economic Dimensions of Modernity

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This book deals with the political and economic dimensions of 20th-century industrialized formations. Its main focus is on Britain, but there is also coverage of North America, Japan and continental Europe. The section of the political dimensions looks at the process of democratization, the practice of citizenship, and the impact of new social movements on political culture. The economic section looks at the organization of production - Fordism, neo-Fordism and flexible specialization - changing national and international divisions of labour and their impact on class, gender and race relations, and the experiences of control and power in work. Each chapter is supported by selected readings from major classical and contemporary social theorists.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • illustrations, index
  • 0745609619
  • 9780745609614

Table of contents

Part 1 Political dimensions: democratization, Paul Lewis; ,the state in an advanced industrial society, Tony McGrew; political culture and social movements, Alan Scott; citizenship and the welfare state, Denise Riley. Part 2 Economic Dimensions: economic organization and corporate strategies, Graeme Salaman; occupationnal shifts and division of labour, Peter Braham; social divisions, Harriet Bradley; power, conflict and control at work, Diane Watson.show more