The Political World of a Small Town: A Mirror Image of American Politics

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NOTES
1.
Floyd Hunter, Community Power Structure ( Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953).
2.
Robert A. Dahl, Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961).
3.
Carol Estes Thometz, The Decision-Makers: The Power Structure of Dallas ( Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963).
4.
Edward C. Banfield, Political Influence: A New Theory of Urban Politics ( New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1961).
5.
Wallace S. Sayre and Herbert Kaufman, Governing New York City: Politics in the Metropolis ( New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1960).
6.
Peter Bachrach and Morton S. Baratz, Power and Poverty: Theory and Practice ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1970).
7.
Clarence N. Stone, "Systemic Power in Community Decision-Making: A Restatement of Stratification Theory," American Political Science Review, 74 ( December, 1980), pp. 978-990.
8.
Clarence N. Stone, Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988 ( Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1989).
9.
Robert J. Waste, ed., Community Power: Directions for Future Research ( Beverly Hills, California: Sage Publications, 1986).
10.
Aaron B. Wildavsky, Leadership in a Small Town ( Totowa, New Jersey: Bedminster Press, 1964).
11.
Harry Scoble, "Leadership Hierarchies and Political Issues in a New England Town," in Morris Janowitz, ed., Community Political Systems (Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, 1961), pp. 117-145.
12.
Gladys M. Kammerer, Charles D. Farris, John M. DeGrove, and Alfred B: Clubock , The Urban Political Community: Profiles in Town Politics ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963).
13.
Ritchie P. Lowry, Who's Running This Town? Community Leadership and Social Change ( New York: Harper & Row, 1968).
14.
Arthur J. Vidich and Joseph Bensman, Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power, and Religion in a Rural Community, revised edition ( Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1968).
15.
John Gaventa, Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980).
16.
See Robert A. Dahl, "The Concept of Power," Behavioral Science, 2 ( July, 1957), pp. 201-215.
17.
Concerning the use of the reputational approach to the study of community power see Hunter, Community Power Structure, pp. 262-271.
18.
The reader should bear in mind that these interviews, and subsequent rankings, were conducted before the Chesapeake Corporation relocated its corporate headquarters from West Point to Richmond, and the residential movement of Carol and Carter Fox to Richmond.
19.
See Hunter, Community Power Structure, pp. 8-25.
20.
Ann L. Greer, The Mayor's Mandate: Municipal Statecraft and Political Trust ( Cambridge, Massachusetts: Schenkman Publishing, 1974), especially pp. 45-47.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Political Science ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - The Small Town as a Political Laboratory 1
  • Notes 5
  • 2 - West Point: History and Community Profile 7
  • Notes 25
  • 3 - West Point: Social Attitudes, Political Culture, and Electoral Behavior 27
  • Notes 56
  • 4 - West Point: Government, Politics, and Public Policy 61
  • Notes 101
  • 5 - Power, Influence, and Policymaking in West Point 105
  • Notes 145
  • 6 - The Chesapeake Corporation and West Point: Chesapeake's Evolving Role in the Political Life of the Community 149
  • Notes 177
  • 7 - West Point's Polyarchy: A Mirror Image of American Politics 181
  • Notes 192
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 205
  • About the Author 209
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