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Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich G. William Domhoff

Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich By G. William Domhoff

Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich by G. William Domhoff


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Blending together class, organizational, and institutional perspectives, along with a range of empirical information the author has assembled, this book is a tool for teaching students about how power operates in US society.

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Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich Summary

Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich by G. William Domhoff

Blending together class, organizational, and institutional perspectives, along with a wide range of unique new empirical information the author has assembled, Who Rules America? is an invaluable tool for teaching students about how power operates in U.S. society. This classic text has been completely updated to capture the full sweep of the dramatic changes that occurred in the United States during the first twelve years of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Power and Class in AmericaWhat is Power?The Social Science View of PowerThree Power IndicatorsWhat is a Social Class?Social Class According to Social Scientists2. The Corporate CommunityThe Unexpected Origins of the Corporate CommunityThe Board of DirectorsThe Corporate CommunityThe Director Network as a Leadership GroupThe Corporate LawyersFrom Small Farms to the Agrifood BusinessSmall Business: Not a CounterweightLocal Businesses Form Growth CoalitionsStructural Power and Its Limits3. The Corporate Community and the Upper ClassIs There an American Upper Class?Prepping for PowerSocial ClubsThe Feminine Half of the Upper ClassDropouts, Failures, and Change AgentsContinuity and Upward MobilityIs the Upper Class an Economic Class?The Upper Class and Corporate Control Where Do Corporate Executives Come From? The Assimilation of Rising Corporate ExecutivesClass Awareness4. The Policy-Planning NetworkAn Overview of the Policy-Planning NetworkCorporate Interlocks with Think Tanks and Policy GroupsFoundationsThink TanksThe Mixed Role of Universities in American Power ConflictsThe Policy-Discussion GroupsThe Committee for Economic DevelopmentThe Liberal-Labor Policy NetworkThe Power EliteThe Policy-Planning Network in Perspective5. The Role of Public OpinionAn Overview of the Opinion-Shaping NetworkStriving to Shape Opinion on Foreign PolicyTrying to Shape Opinion on Economic PoliciesThe Power Elite and Social IssuesThe Role of the Mass MediaAttempts to Enforce Public OpinionWhen Public Opinion Can and Cannot be Ignored6. Parties and ElectionsElectoral Rules as Containment StrategiesElectoral Constraints and Voter Suppression in AmericaHow Growth Coalitions Changed Electoral RulesHow Elections Nonetheless MatterWhy Only Two Major Parties?Republicans and DemocratsParty Primaries as Government StructuresThe Big, Not Determinative, Role of Campaign Finance The Obama Donor Network: A Case History Other Corporate Support for Candidates The Liberal-Labor Alliance in Electoral Politics The Results of the Candidate Selection ProcessBut There's Still Uncertainty7. How the Power Elite Dominate GovernmentThe Role of GovernmentsThe Special-Interest ProcessThe Policy-Making ProcessAppointees to GovernmentThe First Obama AdministrationSupreme Court AppointmentsThe Liberal-Labor Alliance and CongressCorporate Complaints of Impotence: Their Real FearsThe Limits of Corporate Domination8. The Big PictureWhy Are the Corporate Rich So Powerful?The Transformation of the American Power StructurePower and Social Change9. What Do Other Social Scientists Think?PluralismHistorical InstitutionalismThe Organizational State PerspectiveElite TheoryReferencesIndex

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CIN0078026717G
9780078026713
0078026717
Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich by G. William Domhoff
Used - Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
20130516
272
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