This volume aims to defuse the conflict between the elitist and pluralist scholars of community power by clarifying oversimplifications and misrepresentations of the two approaches. Leading elitist and pluralist scholars present original essays which refine important questions of theory and method related to the study of community power. They also link the study of community power to the broader study of local government and public policy.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONCommunity Power - Robert J Waste Old Antagonisms and New DirectionsPART TWO: THE ELITE VIEW OF COMMUNITY POWERCommunity Power and Public Policy - Thomas R DyeThe Growth Machine and the Power Elite - G William Domhoff A Challenge to Marxists and Pluralists AlikePower and Social Complexity - Clarence N StonePART THREE: THE PLURALIST VIEW OF COMMUNITY POWERCommunity Power and Pluralist Theory - Robert J WasteFrom Labyrinths to Networks - Heinz Eulau Political Representation in Urban SettingsRethinking Who Governs? - Robert A Dahl New Haven, RevisitedPART FOUR: CONCLUSIONCommunity Power Research - Robert J Waste Future Directions