Who Rules Britain?
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Who Rules Britain?

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The lifestyle, economic basis and political affiliations of the British upper class are the focus of this exciting new textbook. Combining a review of existing sociological theory on class and capitalism with material drawn from a great variety of sources it is likely to become a standard course text. Examining the question of whether there is still a ruling class in Britain, John Scott presents an account of the historical development of the British upper class, the development of industrial and financial dynasties, town and country society as well as of London and the political world. Photographs and other illustrations cover subjects as diverse as public school fees, the structure of parliament, and the dates and events of the a Seasona .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 153.9 x 229.6 x 13.2mm | 338.4g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 074560563X
  • 9780745605630
  • 2,170,454

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a This is an excellent analysis of the changing contours of power in British society. John Scott is one of the most distinguished researchers of the British class structure ... a very useful analysis of the latest debates and empirical evidence.a John Urry, Lancaster University a A welcome and timely addition to a growing field of academic and general interest ... [it] will undoubtedly come to occupy a regular and prominent place on booklists in higher and further education through the 1990s.a David Coates, University of Leeds a A challenging and very readableaccount.a THESshow more

About John C. Scott

John Scott is author of many other works on the subject of wealth and the upper class in Britain, including Sociology of Elites. He previously taught at the University of Strathclyde.show more

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The lifestyle, economic basis and political affiliations of the British upper class are the focus of this exciting new textbook. Combining a review of existing sociological theory on class and capitalism with material drawn from a great variety of sources it is likely to become a standard course text. Examining the question of whether there is still a ruling class in Britain, John Scott presents an account of the historical development of the British upper class, the development of industrial and financial dynasties, town and country society as well as of London and the political world. Photographs and other illustrations cover subjects as diverse as public school fees, the structure of parliament, and the dates and events of the 'Season'.show more

Table of contents

Preface. 1. What is a Capitalist Class?. 2. What is a Ruling Class?. 3. The Making of the Ruling Class. 4. Is There Still a Capitalist Class?. 5. Is There Still an Upper Circle?. 6. Is There Still a Ruling Class?show more

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