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The New Class in Post-Industrial Society


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John McAdams
    Pages 1-35
  3. John McAdams
    Pages 37-80
  4. John McAdams
    Pages 81-100
  5. John McAdams
    Pages 101-130
  6. John McAdams
    Pages 151-161
  7. John McAdams
    Pages 163-177
  8. John McAdams
    Pages 179-188
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 233-253

About this book


The traditional class analysis of politics in industrial societies described a conflict that pitted the well-off business class against the working class in a "democratic class struggle." This book holds that economic development has produced a New Class which rivals the business class in the politics of post-industrial societies.


American politics class and politics social class New Class working class political elites lifestyle and politics conflict government politics radicalism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Marquette UniversityUSA

About the authors

John McAdams is Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, USA. He obtained a PhD in Political Science from Harvard university and has published on voting behavior, public policy, and the death penalty in journals such as The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Sociological Quarterly and Law and Contemporary Problems.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


"John McAdams shows us how to look at privilege in a whole new way. He provides a wealth of data showing how professionals profess policies that serve their class interests. This book backs up the old saying that people who shout 'power to the people' mean power to the people who shout 'power to the people.'" - John J. Pitney, Jr., Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, Claremont McKenna College, USA