Who Rules America?: Power and Politics, and Social Change

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McGraw-Hill, 2006 - Political Science - 265 pages
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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.

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Review: Who Rules America? Power, Politics and Social Change

User Review  - Frederick Hobbit - Goodreads

Extremely powerful and exceedingly detailed analysis of the deep and widespread interconnection of and collusion among the elite and corporate classes in order to maintain their class dominance. Jaw-dropping and Eye-opening and every other platitude you can imagine. Read full review

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User Review  - John Hodge - Goodreads

The first edition was published forty-four years before Occupy Wall Street. It described the 1% and their disproportionate power. Whether this edition or a later one, this book would provide a factual ... Read full review

Contents

Class and Power in America
1
The Corporate Community
21
The Corporate Community and the Upper Class
49
Copyright

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G. William Domhoff is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his education at Duke University, Kent State University, and the University of Miami. Among Domhoff's many books are: "The Power Elite and the State: How Policy is Made in America "(Aldine); "Mystique of Dreams; Who Rules America Now?; "and "Jews in the Protestant Establishment.

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