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The naturalisation of dependence : the state, the new middle class and women workers 1830-1930

Deacon, Desley


This thesis challenges current neo-Marxist, feminist and neo-Weberian theories of the state which ignore or underestimate the role of state bureaucrats in the construction of state institutions and the formulation and implementation of state policies. Drawing on theories of the new middle class and intellectuals which emphasise the potential of educated workers for autonomous and united action, the thesis examines the role of public servants, doctors and lawyers in determining the form of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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