Chapter 5: The politics of the New Corporate State
This chapter extends the discussion initiated in Chapter 4 about the integration of the corporate elite into the New Corporate State. It follows up the three questions posed there first by analysing the relationship between the corporate elite and political elites in the parties and the civil service. It goes on to examine how business corporations organise themselves individually and collectively to pursue elite interests. As part of this review it assesses the stability of the New Corporate State by dissecting the influence of competitor elites. The conclusion comes back to one of the dominant themes of this book, the privileging of corporate interests and the shrinking of democratic choice in the UK’s New Corporate State.
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