Can a Class Theory of Labor Politics Be Saved?

Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


J. David Greenstone’s Labor in American Politics (1969) provides the most sophisticated class theory of labor politics available today. This chapter describes his theory, his method of testing it, and the theory’s main strengths and weaknesses. In subsequent chapters, I examine the validity of some of his main hypotheses in contemporary local, state, and national politics. Then I compare the fruitfulness of his class and my segmentation approach to labor politics.


Democratic Party American Labor Marxist Theory Class Politics Class Conflict 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1995

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