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Organizing interests in Western Europe : pluralism, corporatism, and the transformation of politics
Berger, Suzanne.
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Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
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x, 426 pages ; 24 cm.
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"Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Western Europe of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies."
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The chapters in this volume reconsider fundamental premises about state and society in advanced capitalist countries. That social scientists in different disciplines of varying methodological and political persuasions should have found it useful to collaborate in such an undertaking is testimony to the profound social, economic and political shocks experienced by all advanced capitalist nations since to late 1960s. The energy crisis, the end of rapid economic growth, inflation, high unemployment and rising social conflict challenge conventional conceptions about the functioning of industrial societies and their future course. Social science theories have been unable to illuminate these realities.

Table of Contents

IntroductionSuzanne Berger
Part I The determinants of interest group formation
1 'Fictitious bonds "  of wealth and law'Charles S. Maier
2 Class formation, interest articulation and public policyJurgen Kocka
3 Regime and interest representationSuzanne Berger
4 Local corporatismGudmund Hernes and Arne Selvik
Part II The functioning of interest groups
5 The attribution of public status to interest groupsClaus Offe
6 German interest group alliances in war and inflation, 1914-1923Gerald D. Feldman
7 Corporatism and official hegemonyJohn T. S. Keeler
8 The internal politics of trade unionsCharles F. Sabel
Part III State, society and representation: the changing relationship
9 Interests and parties in pluralismAlessandro Pizzorno
10 Interest intermediation and regime governability in contemporary Western Europe and North AmericaPhilippe C. Schmitter
11 May 1968 and the Hot Autumn of 1969Michele Salvati
12 A century of politics and interests in SpainJuan J. Linz