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Who rules America? : challenges to corporate and class dominance

Author: G William Domhoff
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G William Domhoff
ISBN: 9780078026713 0078026717
OCLC Number: 855983805
Description: pages cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Power and Class in America --
What Is Power? --
The Social Science View of Power --
Three Power Indicators --
What Is a Social Class? --
Social Class According to Social Scientists --
A Guide to What Follows --
2. The Corporate Community --
The Unexpected Origins of the Corporate Community --
The Board of Directors --
The Corporate Community --
The Director Network as a Leadership Group --
The Corporate Lawyers --
From Small Farms to Agrifood Businesses --
Small Business: Not a Counterweight --
Local Businesses Form Growth Coalitions --
Structural Power and Its Limits --
3. The Corporate Community and the Upper Class --
Is There an American Upper Class? --
Prepping for Power --
Social Clubs --
The Feminine Half of the Upper Class --
Dropouts, Failures, and Change Agents --
Continuity and Upward Mobility --
Is the Upper Class an Economic Class? --
The Upper Class and Corporate Control --
Where Do Corporate Executives Come From? Contents note continued: The Assimilation of Rising Corporate Executives --
Class Awareness --
4. The Policy-Planning Network --
An Overview of the Policy-Planning Network --
Corporate Interlocks with Think Tanks and Policy Groups --
Foundations --
Think Tanks --
The Mixed Role of Universities in American Power Conflicts --
The Policy-Discussion Groups --
The Committee for Economic Development --
The Liberal-Labor Policy Network --
The Power Elite --
The Policy-Planning Network in Perspective --
5. The Role of Public Opinion --
An Overview of the Opinion-Shaping Network --
Striving to Shape Opinion on Foreign Policy --
Trying to Shape Opinion on Economic Policies --
The Power Elite and Social Issues --
The Role of the Mass Media --
Attempts to "Enforce" Public Opinion --
When Public Opinion Can and Cannot Be Ignored --
6. Parties and Elections --
Electoral Rules as Containment Strategies --
Electoral Constraints and Voter Suppression in America. Contents note continued: How Growth Coalitions Changed Electoral Rules --
How Elections Nonetheless Matter --
Why Only Two Major Parties? --
Republicans and Democrats --
Party Primaries as Government Structures --
The 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 Process --
But There's Still Uncertainty --
7. How the Power Elite Dominate Government --
The Role of Governments --
The Special-Interest Process --
The Policy-Making Process --
Appointees to Government --
The First Obama Administration --
Supreme Court Appointments --
The Liberal-Labor Alliance and Congress --
Corporate Complaints of Impotence: Their Real Fears --
The Limits of Corporate Domination --
8. The Big Picture --
Why are the Corporate Rich So Powerful? --
The Transformation of the American Power Structure. Contents note continued: Power and Social Change --
9. What Do Other Social Scientists Think? --
Pluralism --
Historical Institutionalism --
The Organizational State Perspective --
Elite Theory --
Finding Common Ground.
Responsibility: G. William Domhoff, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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