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

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

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

Quite a comprehensive text on the existence of corporate class dominance in the United States of America. It also gives interesting history on how the dominance came to be, like the circumstances ... Read full review

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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 of Psychology and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of "Who Rules America Now?