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Who Governs?

Democracy and Power in the American City

Robert A. Dahl

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September 10, 1963
367 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
ISBN: 9780300000511
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“A major breakthrough in American political science, and a work destined, deservedly, to influence profoundly all future investigation of our politics… masterful, imaginative, and courageous.  I recommend it unreservedly to the attention of all students of American politics.”—Willmoore Kendall

"Magisterial."—Alan Wolfe, Chronicle of Higher Education

"A major breakthrough in American political science, and a work destined, deservedly, to influence profoundly all future investigation of our politics… masterful, imaginative, and courageous.  I recommend it unreservedly to the attention of all students of American politics."—Willmoore Kendall

"A book that no one interested in politics can afford to ignore."—Lewis A. Coser, Commentary

"Anyone seriously concerned with current systematic political theory or with urban politics should read Who Governs?"Hugh Douglas Price, Political Science Quarterly

"A sophisticated and undogmatic treatise on democratic politics."—Heinz Eulau, American Political Science Review

"Magnificently conceived and beautifully executed . . . presenting a rich body of data succinctly and persuasively . . . 'They' are going to have to rewrite the texts on municipal government."—Wallace Sayre

"A major breakthrough in American political science, and a work destined, deservedly, to influence profoundly all future investigation of our politics . . . masterful, imaginative, and courageous. I recommend it unreservedly to the attention of all students of American politics."—Willmoore Kendall, National Review

Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for 1962 and widely acclaimed as a major reinterpretation of the location of political power in American communities. "Dahl has illuminated a central question in political science, the problem of how men can govern themselves in complex societies. . . . Who Governs? will become a classic."—from the citation of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award
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