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Huber, 1999. Social Research 66(4):759-788

The Bourgeoisie and Democracy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Evelyne Huber

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Prospects for Democracy
Arien Mack, Editor
Andrew Arato
Volume 66, No. 4 (Winter 1999): 759:788

ABSTRACT: This article deals with the historical role of the bourgeoisie in the creation of political democracy. The writings of liberal social scientists and Marxist analysts considered bourgeoisie as the owners of the principal means of non-agricultural production in capitalist societies. By contrast, class analytic social scientists writing on the Third World have assigned the bourgeoisie a heroic role. In the work of O'Donnell, he analyzed the rise of bureaucratic authoritarianism in Latin America. As for the post World War II period in Western Europe, democracy was stabilized and accepted by all social actors and political parties. The conventional definition of democracy includes the regular free and fair...
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