ERIC Number: ED101424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Escape from Power: Politics in the American Community. A Monograph and Selected Bibliography. Exchange Bibliography No. 106.
Rather than accept present theoretical approaches to the study of community political power as a basis for developing new theory, this monograph examines the saliency of the approaches themselves. By considering what kinds of data and questions are excluded by Hunter's "repute analysis" technique and Dahl's "issue analysis" approach, the author develops a new model for studying community political power. This model is then used to study the structure and processes of power in Peoria, Illinois. The author also discusses the importance of value systems in studying local politics and proposes a set of values that defines and circumscribes the system of power. The final section of the monograph provides an overview of power in the American community and offers a number of propositions for further research. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, City Government, Decision Making, Democratic Values, Models, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Politics, Power Structure
Council of Planning Librarians, P.O. Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois