The Power Elite and the State: How Policy Is Made in America (Google eBook)
This volume presents a network of social power, indicating that theories inspired by C.Wright Mills are far more accurate views about power in America than those of Mills's opponents.
Dr. Domhoff shows how and why coalitions within the power elite have involved themselves in such policy issues as the Social Security Act (1935) and the Employment Act (1946), and how the National Labor Relations Act (1935) could pass against the opposition of every major corporation. The book descri bes how experts worked closely with the power elite in shaping the plansfor a post-World War II world economic order, in good part realized during the past 30 years. Arguments are advanced that the fat cats who support the Democrats cannot be understood in terms of narrow self-interest, and that moderate conservatives dominated policy-making under Reagan.
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SOCIAL NETWORKS POWER AND THE STATE
Liberalism Marxism and State Theory
States and Social Classes
DOES IT MATTER WHO GOVERNS?
Indicators of Power
Uncertainty in Organizations
The Cohesion of Class Segments
States and Social Democrats
The Who Why and How of the IMF
Discussion and Conclusion
STATE AUTONOMY AND THE EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1946 AN EMPIRICAL ATTACK ON A THEORETICAL FANTASY
Conflict over the Employment Bill
CLASS SEGMENTS AND TRADE POLICY 19171962 A CHALLENGE TO PLURALISTS AND STRUCTURAL MARXISTS
The Structural Marxist
The Need for State Unity
BUSINESS LEADERS EXPERTS AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
Corporate Liberalism and Mills
The Distortion of CorporateLiberal Theory
The Social Security Act of 1935
THE WAGNER ACT AND CLASS CONFLICT 18971948
The Origins and Tribulations of Collective Bargaining
Labor Policy in the Early New Deal
Who Wrote the Wagner Act?
Why Did It Pass?
Implications and Conclusions
DEFINING THE NATIONAL INTEREST 19401942 A CRITIQUE OF KRASNERS THEORY OF AMERICAN STATE AUTONOMY
Krasners Theory and Findings
The Council on Foreign Relations and the National Interest
THE RULING CLASS DOES RULE THE STATE AUTONOMY THEORY OF FRED BLOCK AND THE ORIGINS OF THE INTERNATIONAL M...
Trade Policy in the Interwar Years
Postwar Trade Policies
The Trade Expansion Act
WHICH FAT CATS SUPPORT DEMOCRATS?
Right Turn and the Decline of the Democrats
Politics and Policies
Fat Cats and Democrats
The South and the Growth Machines
Jews and Democrats
THE DECLINE OF DISRUPTION AND THE RETURN OF CONSERVATISM
Disruption and Power
Was Business Disorganized?
The Rise of CapitalLabor Conflict