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Who rules America? : power, politics, and social change /
G. William Domhoff.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, c2006.
description
xviii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0072876255 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, c2006.
isbn
0072876255 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5836160
 
Includes bibliographical references p. (229-254) and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Completely updated & revised, this book offers the latest research findings on the structure & distribution of power in the US, the most recent government statistics on key power issues & the most up-to-date campaign finance data.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Domhoff's text is teaches students about how power operates in U.S. society. It argues that the owners and top-level managers in large income-producing properties are far and away the dominant figures in the U.S.
Long Description
Drawing from a power elite perspective and the latest empirical data, Domhoff' s classic text is an invaluable tool for teaching students about how power operates in U.S. society. Domhoff argues that the owners and top-level managers in large income-producing properties are far and away the dominant figures in the U.S. Their corporations, banks, and agribusinesses come together as a corporate community that dominates the federal government in Washington and their real estate, construction, and land development companies form growth coalitions that dominate most local governments. By providing empirical evidence for his argument, Domhoff encourages students to think critically about the power structure in American society and its implications for our democracy.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Class and Power in America
The Corporate Community
The Corporate Community and the Upper Class
The Policy-Planning Network
The Role of Public Opinion
Parties and Elections
How the Power Elite Dominates Government
The Big Picture
How To Do Research on Power
Indicators of Upper-Class Standing
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