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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
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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
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Class, citizenship, and social development
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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
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Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada
Preface 1. Revolution and Counter-revolution: The Introduction 2. The American Ideology 3. The Canandian Identity 4. Literature and Myths: Canadian Perspectives 5. The Impact of Religion 6. Law andExpand
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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
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ARE SOCIAL CLASSES DYING?
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
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