Who Rules America?  By G. William Domhoff, University of California at Santa Cruz

Studying Power

Basics of Studying Power

Find out how power is defined and measured by social scientists. This document includes a section on "Axioms of Power," because it's useful to be reminded that some things are true about power everywhere and at all levels of society: "power corrupts" those who hold it, "divide and conquer" is a main way to gain power, and creating an "outside enemy" is a good way to solidify power.

How To Do Power Structure Research

A step-by-step guide.

Power Structure Research and the Hope for Democracy

A brief overview and history of power structure research in the United States.

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