Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City ,Robert A. Dahl

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-About this book

In this now-classic work, one of the most celebrated political scientists of the twentieth century offers a powerful interpretation of the location of political power in American urban communities.
Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for 1962 and widely acclaimed as a major reinterpretation of the location of political power in American communities. “Dahl has illuminated a central question in political science, the problem of how men can govern themselves in complex societies … Who Governs? will become a classic.”—from the citation of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award.

-Contents

  1. The Nature of the Problem 1

EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY IN NEW HAVEN

Book I. From Oligarchy to Pluralism

  1. The Patricians 11
  2. The Entrepreneurs 25
  3. The Ex-plebes 32
  4. The New Men 52
  5. Shadow and Substance: The Social and Economic

Notables 63

  1. Overview: From Cumulative to Dispersed Inequalities 85

Book II. The Distribution of Influence

  1. Overview: The Ambiguity of Leadership 89
  2. Leaders in Political Nominations 104
  3. Leaders in Urban Redevelopment 115
  4. Leaders in Public Education 141
  5. Overview: Direct versus Indirect Influence 163

Book III. Patterns of Influence

  1. Specialization of Influence: Subleaders 169
  2. Specialization of Influence: Leaders 181
  3. Five Patterns of Leadership 184
  4. Pattern A: Spheres of Influence 190
  5. Pattern B: The Executive-centered Coalition 200
  6. Pattern C: Rival Sovereignties 215

PLURALIST DEMOCRACY: AN EXPLANATION

Book IV The Distribution of Political Resources

  1. On the Species II omo Politicus
  2. Social Standing
  3. Cash, Credit, and Wealth
  4. Legality, Popularity, and Control over Jobs
  5. Control over Sources of Information

Book V. The Use of Political Resources

  1. Overview: Actual and Potential Influence
  2. Citizenship without Politics 276
  3. Variations on a Theme 282

Book VI. Stability and Change

  1. Stability, Change, and the Professionals 305
  2. Stability, Change, and the Democratic Creed 311

APPENDIXES

  1. Comparison of New Haven with Other Urban Areas, 1950 329
  2. Methods and Data 330
  3. Indices of Social Position 341
  4. Indices of Political Participation 342

List of tables and figures 345

Index 351

-Caractéristiques

Date de parution :13 mai 2005

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0300103921

Éditeur ‏ : ‎ Yale University Press  

Langue ‏ : ‎ Anglais

N.B de pages ‏ : ‎ 384 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780300103922

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0300103922

Poids de l’article ‏ : ‎ 510 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.83 x 13.97 x 2.29 cm

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