Working-Class Power, Capitalist-Class Interests, and Class Compromise

@article{Wright2000WorkingClassPC,
  title={Working-Class Power, Capitalist-Class Interests, and Class Compromise},
  author={E. O. Wright},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2000},
  volume={105},
  pages={957 - 1002}
}
  • E. O. Wright
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Sociology
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