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Citizenship and Social Class

Citizenship and Social Class

by T. H. Marshall and Tom Bottomore

Series: Pluto Classics

Examines the prospects for social equality in post-war Britain, and provides a detailed consideration of what has been achieved so far
Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in post-war Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship – namely, the possession of civil, political and social rights – is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared.

It is reissued here with a new and complementary monograph by Tom Bottomore in which the meaning of citizenship is re-examined, in very different historical circumstances. In asking how far the prospects for class equality have been realised, Bottomore continues the discussion in a context that encompasses the restoration of civil and political rights in Eastern Europe, problems of welfare capitalism, citizenship and the nation state and the broader issues of equality and democratic institutions.

T.H. Marshall was Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, then director of the Social Sciences Department at UNECSO and President of the International Sociological Assoiciation from 1959 to 1962.

Tom Bottomore was Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex, where he was Professor of Sociology for seventeen years. He was a president of the British Sociological Association and of the International Sociological Association. He is the author of numerous books, including Between Marginalism and Marxism and Elites and Society. He died in 1992.

Foreword by Robert Moore
Preface by Tom Bottomore
PART 1: Citizenship and Social Class
1. The Problem Stated, with the Assistance of Alfred Marshall
2. The Development of Citizenship to the End of the 19th Century
3. The Early Impact of Citizenship on Social Class
4. Social Rights in the 20th Century
5. Conclusions
PART 2: Citizenship and Social Class, Forty Years On
Tom Bottomore
1. Citizens, Classes and Equality
2. Capitalism, Socialism and Citizenship
3. New Questions about Citizenship
4. Changing Classes, Changing Doctrines
5. A Kind of Conclusion
Published by Pluto Press in Jan 1987
Paperback ISBN: 9780745304762
eBook ISBN: 9781783713585

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