Who governs? : democracy and power in an American city
Call Number: JS1195.2 .D2 2005
The nature of the problem -- Equality and inequality in New Haven -- Book I. 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 -- Book II. 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 -- Book III. 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 -- Pluralist democracy: an explanation -- Book IV. 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 -- Book V. The use of political resources. Overview: actual and potential influence ; Citizenship without politics ; Variations on a theme -- Book VI. Stability and change. Stability, change, and the professionals ; Stability, change, and the democratic creed -- Appendixes. Comparison of New Haven with other urban areas, 1950 ; Methods and data ; Indices and social position ; Indices of political participation.