Power in Business and the State: An Historical Analysis of its Concentration

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2002 - Political Science - 240 pages
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It is commonplace that political power is becoming more centralized and remote: faceless people, sometimes in unknown places, determine our circumstances and our opportunities. This ground breaking book argues that this happened through a slow development which began before globalization.
Power in Business and the State queries our freedom to make our own history. Current circumstances may be so far from our own choosing that our history is now being made for us, rather than something we control ourselves. Political power is so centralized, and economic power so concentrated, that popular control of democratic government has become increasingly difficult.
The sheer magnitude of the author's research underpinning this book, and the uncluttered methodological framework in which it is presented, provides a highly readable text.

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About the author (2002)

Frank Bealey is a retired Professor of Politics. He was previously Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen and has also held positions at the University of Keele and University of Manchester. His previous publications include "Constituency Politics" (1965), "The Social and Political Thought of the British Labour Party" (1970), "The Politics of Independence" (1981) and "Democracy in the Contemporary State" (1988).

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