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By Stan Luger

This booklet bargains a serious background of presidency coverage towards the U.S. car as a way to verify the effect of the big company on American democracy. Drawing jointly the most coverage concerns affecting the auto during the last 40 years--occupant security, emissions, gas financial system and trade--the paintings examines how the verified its hegemony over the general public notion of car protection to inhibit federal rules, and the conflict for federal rules that succeeded in toppling this hegemony in 1966; the following efforts to incorporate toxins emissions and gasoline financial system lower than federal mandates within the Nineteen Seventies; the industry's resurgence of impression within the Eighties; and the combined trend of impression within the Nineties.

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25. Domhoff, p. 194. Claus Offe, Contradictions of the Welfare State (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1984), p. 160. Studying Power in America 29 groups mobilize their resources in the context of the ever-shifting vulnerability of policy makers to these pressures. History While focusing on the interrelationship between political behavior and structural advantage provides two key elements to the study of power, these two broad considerations, individually or together, still offer an overly abstract description of political change.

10. Ralph Nader and William Taylor, The Big Boys: Power and Position in American Business (New York: Pantheon Press, 1986), p. 506. Fred Block, "The Ruling Class Does Not Rule: Notes on the Marxist Theory of the State," Socialist Revolution vol. 7, no. 3 (1977), p. 24. 32 Power, Democracy, and the Automobile Industry For the purposes of this study, the socioeconomic conditions that will be focused on include general economic conditions, such as prosperity or recession; the industry's economic situation (profits or losses); and whether social movements are mobilizing, protesting, or on the wane.

The term "lean" is used because the process cuts in half the number of inputs used in the produc5 6 7 "The First Global Car Colossus," Business Week (May 18, 1998), pp. 40-3. The following summary of lean production is taken from James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos, The Machine That Changed the World (New York: Rawson Associates, 1990). , Lean Work: Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995). 38 Power, Democracy, and the Automobile Industry O Joint production f Ownership stake / 1 \ Joint research Vchide supply/distribution Figure 1.

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