Class Role and Control

  • Stuart Holland


For some of the European Left, it has been commonplace to claim that the European Community is capitalist, serving the interests of one class versus another, without facing the need to face or specify the complexity of class power and class relations in contemporary capitalist society.


National Capital Capitalist Relation Class Role Capitalist Class European Capital 
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