Consensus and Conflict

Consensus and Conflict

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The first of two volumes of Seymour Martin Lipsit's major papers deals with social and political conflict and, to a lesser extent, the way in which value systems and political institutions maintain order and consensus. Together these papers expound Lipset's thesis that, although all complex societies are characterized by a high degree of internal tension and conflict, consensual institutions and values are necessary conditions for their persistence.Essays in Political Sociology Seymour Martin Lipset. Radicalism. or. Reformism: The. Sources. of. Working-Class. Politics. From my work on my doctoral dissertation down to the present, I have been interested in the problem of aquot; American exceptionalism. ... concerning the sources of the weakness of left-wing radical movements in the United States.2 The key question repeatedly raised in this context has been, is America qualitatively different from other industrial capitalist countries?

Title:Consensus and Conflict
Author:Seymour Martin Lipset
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 1985-01-01


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