Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City

ISBN-10: 0300103921

ISBN-13: 9780300103922

Edition: 2nd 2005

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In this work, one of the most celebrated political scientists of the 20th century offers a powerful interpretation of the location of political power in American urban communities.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Foreword to the second edition
The nature of the problem
From oligarchy to pluralism
The patricians
The entrepreneurs
The ex-plebes
The new men
Shadow and substance : the social and economic notables
Overview : from cumulative to dispersed inequalities
The distribution of influence
Overview : the ambiguity of leadership
Leaders in political nominations
Leaders in urban redevelopment
Leaders in public education
Overview : direct versus indirect influence
Patterns of influence
Specialization of influence : subleaders
Specialization of influence : leaders
Five patterns of leadership
Pattern A : spheres of influence
Pattern B : the executive-centered coalition
Pattern C : rival sovereignties
The distribution of political resources
On the species Homo Politicus
Social standing
Cash, credit, and wealth
Legality, popularity, and control over jobs
Control over sources of information
The use of political resources
Overview : actual and potential influence
Citizenship without politics
Variations on a theme
Stability and change
Stability, change, and the professionals
Stability, change, and the democratic creed
Comparison of New Haven with other urban areas, 1950
Methods and data
Indices and social position
Indices of political participation
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