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Some social requisites of democracy : economic development and political legitimacy
The conditions associated with the existence and stability of democratic society have been a leading concern of political philosophy. In this paper the problem is attacked from a sociological andExpand
Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics
"The most important single volume on the sociology of voting yet to appear in the United States or anywhere else."--Political Science Quarterly."Lipset has once again demonstrated his preeminence inExpand
American Exceptionalism : A Double-Edged Sword
"American values are quite complex," writes Seymour Martin Lipset, "particularly because of paradoxes within our culture that permit pernicious and beneficial social phenomena to arise simultaneouslyExpand
Democracy and Working-Class Authoritarianism
A variety of evidence from many countries suggests that low status and low education predispose individuals to favor extremist, intolerant, and transvaluational forms of political and religiousExpand
The Social Requisites of Democracy Revisited
The recent expansion of democracy, what Samuel Huntington (1991) has called „the third wave,“ started in the mid-1970s, first in southern Europe, then throughout Latin America and Asian countriesExpand
New forms of social stratification are emerging. Much of our thinking about stratification - from Marx, Weber, and others - must be recast to capture these new developments. Social class was the keyExpand