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Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Graeme Gill


This book is concerned with two major issues: the role of the economic bourgeoisie in the emergence of democracy, and the nature and role of the new class of businessmen that has emerged in post-Soviet Russia. Through extensive analysis of the emergence and role of a new business class in Britain, France, Germany, and the USA at the time of their respective ‘industrial revolutions’ (with a brief comparative look at the pre-Soviet tsarist bourgeoisie), it explores the assumptions and conclusions of the major theories linking class and democratisation. The historical experiences of these classes ... More

Keywords: business, state, democracy, Russia, Britain, France, Germany, USA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199544684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Gill, author
Professor of Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney
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