Who Governs?: Democracy and Power in an American City

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Political Science - 355 pages
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Review: Who Governs?: Democracy And Power In An American City

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This is deservedly a classic work of political science. The directness of Dahl's language and vision of urban politics is what makes the book both important and very readable. Read full review

Review: Who Governs?: Democracy And Power In An American City

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This is deservedly a classic work of political science. The directness of Dahl's language and vision of urban politics is what makes the book both important and very readable. Read full review

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Contents

The Nature of the Problem
1
EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY IN NEW HAVEN
9
The Patricians
11
The Entrepreneurs
25
The Explebes
32
The New Men
52
Shadow and Substance The Social and Economic Notables
63
Overview From Cumulative to Dispersed Inequalities
85
AN EXPLANATION
221
On the Species Homo Politicus
223
Social Standing
229
Cash Credit and Wealth
239
Legality Popularity and Control over Jobs
246
Control over Sources of Information
256
The Use of Political Resources
269
Overview Actual and Potential Influence
271

The Distribution of Influence
87
Overview The Ambiguity of Leadership
89
Leaders in Political Nominations
104
Leaders in Urban Redevelopment
115
Leaders in Public Education
141
Overview Direct Versus Indirect Influence
163
Patterns of Influence
167
Specialization of Influence Subleaders
169
Specialization of Influence Leaders
181
Five Patterns of Leadership
184
Pattern A Spheres of Influence
190
Pattern B The ExecutiveCentered Coalition
200
Pattern C Rival Sovereignties
215
Citizenship without Politics
276
Variations on a Theme
282
Stability and Change
303
Stability Change and the Professionals
305
Stability Change and the Democratic Creed
311
APPENDIXES
327
Comparison of New Haven with Other Urban Areas 1950
329
Methods and Data
330
Indices and Social Position
341
Indices of Political Participation
342
List of tables and figures
345
Index
351
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Robert A. Dahl is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University and past president of the American Political Science Association. He is the author of numerous books, including Polyarchy and Democracy and Its Critics, available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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