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Unformatted text preview: POWER AS THE ABILITY TO MAKE THE IMPORTANT DECISIONS Researcher examines a series of important national decisions, over which there is observable conflict. Who made them indicates who holds power. NON-DECISION MAKING: POWER AS THE ABILITY TO SET THE AGENDA (Bachrach & Baratz) A has power over B when A succeeds in suppressing from the agenda issues that , if they were to be debated and decided upon, might be resolved in a way that is detrimental to A ` s preferences. NON-DECISION MAKING: POWER AS THE ABILITY TO SET THE AGENDA (Bachrach & Baratz) A has power over B when A succeeds in suppressing from the agenda issues that , if they were to be debated and decided upon, might be resolved in a way that is detrimental to A ` s preferences. POWER AS THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE/REALIZE ONE ` S INTERESTS l A exercises power over B when A affects B in a manner contrary to B ` s interests. z Thomas Dye Elitist Theory Great power in America is concentrated in a handful of people . A few thousand individuals decide about war and peace, wages and prices, law and justice In all societiesprimitive and advanced, capitalist and sot only a few people exercise great power. This is true whether or not power is exercised in the name of l the people. z Who ` s Running America is about those at the top of the institutional structure in Americain a modern, complex industrial society, power is concentrated in large institutions : corporations, banks, media empires, the White house, Congress...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 185 taught by Professor Halle during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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