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Pluralist Models vs. Power Elite Models Power-Elite Model C. Wright Mills coined the term power elite to refer to the collection of people who make the big decisions in U.S. society. Interlocking Directorships Interlocking directorships occur when the same people sit on the boards of directors of different corporations, universities, or financial institutions. Pluralism:Model The pluralist model suggests that power in society is derived from the representation of diverse interests in society. According to the functionalist perspective, pluralism keeps the government of the United States from turning against its citizens. Extreme Instances of State Autonomy Skocpol (1985:9) discusses "extreme instances of autonomous state action
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Unformatted text preview: " which she calls REVOLUTION FROM ABOVE . This refers to a situation where individuals who are in charge of the state seize control of the entire state apparatus for the purpose of promoting "reformist or revolutionary change from above. " Skocpol cites Stepan and Trimberger in this vein. Generally, such activity occurs in a setting where career military officials are in positions of power. They're training in the military steers them toward seizing control and installing corporatist governments in order to deal with crises, whether domestic or international. During the seizure of power, there may be an attempt to destroy traditional elite classes or other groups which might resist the seizure of power....
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