Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy
Russia, Britain, France, Germany and the USA
By (author) Graeme Gill
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Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy by Graeme Gill
Book DescriptionOne 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 the bourgeoisie 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 the political 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 in democratisation and the more specific question of its role in Russia today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199544684
(241mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graeme Gill
Nature and Development of the Modern State, Hardback (August 2016)
This fully revised and extended new edition provides a broad-ranging introduction to the origins, role and future of the modern state tracing out how significant shifts in state capacity came about in relation to developments in economic, political and ideological power.
Building an Authoritarian Polity, Hardback (November 2015)
Argues that post-Soviet Russia was never on a democratic trajectory because dominant elites always fostered the building of an authoritarian polity.
Symbolism and Regime Change in Russia, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Graeme Gill
Asks why regime change in Russia has not been accompanied by a coherent new political symbolism.
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Author Biography - Graeme Gill
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 published on democratisation and the development of the state. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1994
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