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class interest

  1. (MARXISM) the ‘objective’ economic interests of a CLASS arising from its location within a MODE OF PRODUCTION.
  2. (in a more general sense) any INTEREST that may be pursued or held to exist by, or on behalf of, members of a class.
Since it is clear that 2 may be at odds with 1 , numerous questions arise as to the ‘true’ basis of class interests, or whether multiple bases of class interests must be acknowledged (see CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS, CLASS IMAGERY, IDEOLOGY). However, for analytical purposes both uses of the term persist.
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The second set asks respondents whether strikes should be made illegal in circumstances when an ostensibly sectional class interest collides with a more general community interest.
Similarly, it may be that, as Moshe Lewin argues, detailed central control is not a necessary feature of central planning but rather the result of politics, class interest, and arbitrary command decision making.
This fear, motivated by shortsightedness and narrow readings of class interest, gave birth to the defeatism that led to the Munich agreement.
ultimately monetized the entire settlement and gained the class interest of $14,435,104 when interest rates were the lowest they have been in over forty years.
Yet politics is not just a matter of class interest.
The Antitrust Division, the FTC, and the private bar are full of honest lawyers who would be outraged at the suggestion that they are acting for personal or class interest, or that they are stretching the law in the interests of ideology.
goal is to locate, say, at the intersection of a heterodox nobility and the genre of romantic comedy, successful and failed attempts at appropriation, moments when a representation of hospitality becomes useful, strategically and tactically, for a narrowly defined class interest which either succeeds or fails at turning [appropriating] that representation for its own ends" (25-26; emphasis Palmer's).
A more acceptable explanation attributes the policies of African leaders to the development of a common class interest with international capital.
It is the first time in our history that an environment secretary who favors the interests of fisherfolk and ordinary people, over the narrow and class interest of the few oligarchs, has been appointed.
This embodies an effective oligarchy, but the oligarchy did not represent a class interest per se, but rather reproduced the notion of the body politic.
Such a step would have been inconsistent with class interest.
The funds are available to cover their respective class interest obligations if collections are insufficient after senior priority payments are made.