Class Formation, Civil Society and the State

A Comparative Analysis of Russia, France, the US and England

  • Authors
  • MichaelĀ Burrage

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Burrage
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Burrage
    Pages 19-34
  4. Michael Burrage
    Pages 49-86
  5. Michael Burrage
    Pages 141-206
  6. Michael Burrage
    Pages 207-212
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    Pages 213-274
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    Pages 304-309
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    Pages 310-341
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 342-454

About this book


Rather than a ranking system based on occupational prestige, this book explains social stratification through political events and decisions. Using analyses of Russia, France, the United States and England, Burrage claims that class stems from the habitual relationship between state and civil society and, remarkably, is undermined by free markets.


Civil society English Prestige state

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52330-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59336-7
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