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Who Rules America? Power, Politics, and Social Change

 
 
 
 
Who Rules America? Power, Politics, and Social Change
Author: G. William Domhoff
ISBN 13: 9780072876253
ISBN 10: 72876255
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Publication Date: 2005-07-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
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This text is an invaluable tool for teaching students about how power operates in U.S. society. Its author 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 dominate the federal government in Washington, while their real estate, construction, and land development companies dominate most local governments. By providing empirical evidence for his argument, William C. Domhoff encourages students to think critically about the power structure in American society and its implications for our democracy.