By William Boyce
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Theories of political economy are generally concerned with the influence of broad economic and political factors on the role of the state and its actions (Dahrendorf 1959, O'Connor 1973). Theories differ on the basis of their views of the role of the state in a class society. In Dahrendorf's view of class structure, post-capitalist society has a new middle class, increased social mobility, and more equality between classes. Power does not derive from the economic base directly, but through relationships of political authority that the state controls.
Voluntary associations and groups of disadvantaged persons such as disability organizations have tended to be excluded from these more recent decision-making processes since they are not believed to control the resources necessary to affect basic socioeconomic conditions (Van Til 1984). There is no inherent reason, however, that disability groups could not participate in a neo-corporatist model. The key condition for participation is the perceived legitimacy of the community sector, a particular problem for those perceived to have diminished capacity (Mulgan 1984).
The study of citizen participation has its primary roots in the disciplines of political science and sociology. Since we are trying in this book to understand the social context in which organizations of persons with disabilities operate, we focus principally on sociological theory but also present a brief overview of citizen participation in a political sense. A key issue in political science theories of democracy is the distinction between representative democracy and participatory democracy (Pateman 1970).