Friedman, Samuel R.
May 1986
Humanity & Society;May86, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p122
Academic Journal
The article discusses labor aristocracy theory and also presents an analysis related to economic foundations and its perception of working class consciousness. It is reported that revolutionary movements are the main concern of any political sociology and political economy. It is believed that labor leadership opens the possibility for the formation of worker opposition movements. It is reported that the strength of the labor bureaucracy largely depends on resurgence of revolutionary workers' movements.


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