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The New Middle Class and Democracy in Global Perspective


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Legal-Representative Democracy on a High-Technology Industrial Capitalist Base

    1. Ronald M. Glassman
      Pages 1-13
  3. Legal-Representative Democracy on a High-Technology Industrial Capitalist Base

  4. The Polis Analogy: The Democratic Potentialities of the New Middle Class

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Ronald M. Glassman
      Pages 124-141
  5. The Empire Analogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Ronald M. Glassman
      Pages 165-176
    3. Ronald M. Glassman
      Pages 193-221
  6. Participation, Power Limitation, Law and Democracy in Technocratic-Bureaucratic Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-221
    2. Ronald M. Glassman
      Pages 231-254
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 262-278

About this book


High technology capitalism utilizes computers, robots, and global information networks. It has engendered new classes - technocrats, bureaucrats, service and office workers - who will impact the structure and values of society. The question most central for us is that of the survival of democracy on this new base. Will the New Middle Class become the carrying class for a modern form of democracy utilizing the sophisticated communications technology, or will democracy decline under the weight of the managerial and technocratic strata essential to the functioning of the modern economic and political institutions?


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.William Pater son College of New JerseyWayneUSA

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