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The End of Class Politics?: Class Voting in Comparative Context

Geoffrey Evans


For many years, there has been an intense debate over the importance of social class as a basis of political partisanship and ideological divisions in advanced industrial societies. The arguments of postmodernists and disillusioned socialists have been combined with those of numerous empirical researchers on both sides of the Atlantic—and in both sociology and political science—who have claimed that class inequality has lost its political importance. Yet at the same time, the class politics proselytizers—whether Marxist or otherwise—have remained unpersuaded. This book presents a state‐of‐the‐ ... More

Keywords: class politics, class voting, comparative analysis, Erikson‐Goldthorpe class, over time change

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296347.001.0001


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Geoffrey Evans, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford
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Part I The Broad Comparative Picture

2 Traditional Class Voting in Twenty Postwar Societies

Paul Nieuwbeerta and Nan Dirk De Graaf

Part II Case Studies of Western Democracies

7 Changes in Class Voting in Norway, 1957–1989

Kristen Ringdal and Kjell Hines

Part III The New Class Politics of Post‐Communism

Part IV Reappraisal, Commentary, and Conclusions

12 Critical Commentary: Four Perspectives on the End of Class Politics?

Peter Mair, Seymour Martin Lipset, Michael Hout, and John H. Goldthorpe

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