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How Leaders Mobilize Workers
Social Democracy, Revolution, and Moderate Syndicalism

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  • Date Published: September 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316616925

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  • This book explains why leaders choose social democracy, revolution, or moderate syndicalism to mobilize workers, and why it matters. In some countries, leaders have responded effectively to their political environment, while others have made ill-fitting choices. Vössing explains not only why leaders make certain choices, but also how their choices affect the success of interest mobilization and subsequent political development. Using quantitative data and historical sources, this book combines an analysis of the formation of class politics in all twenty industrialized countries between 1863 and 1919 with a general theory of political mobilization. It integrates economic, political, and ideational factors into a comprehensive account that highlights the critical role of individual leaders.

    • Explains the causes and consequences of differences in class politics
    • Conducts a rich and multifaceted empirical analysis using statistical and historical methods
    • Will appeal to readers who are interested in political mobilization, decision-making, or leadership
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316616925
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.495kg
    • contains: 52 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: a theory of national variation in interest mobilization
    2. Outcomes: dominant models of class politics and institutionalization success
    3. Environments: national differences in labor inclusion
    4. Agency: constraints, choice alternatives, and decision-making
    5. Choices: explaining variation in dominant models of class politics
    6. Consequences: explaining differences in institutionalization success
    7. Conclusion: causes and consequences of variation in interest mobilization.

  • Author

    Konstantin Vössing, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Konstantin Vössing is currently an associate professor of political science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He was previously a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Massachusetts, and then a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence.

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