Who Rules America?  By G. William Domhoff, University of California at Santa Cruz

Power Elite Database

Interlocks and Interactions Among the Power Elite

This document presents new findings about the American power structure based on the connections among 2,563 corporations, 6 business leadership and policy-discussion groups, 33 prominent think tanks, 82 major foundations, 47 private universities with large endowments, and 19 White House advisory committees for the years 2011-2012.

Centrality in Networks, and How It Is Measured

Centrality is a key concept in network studies. As the everyday use of the term implies, it means that a person or organization is in some way a focal point or main figure in whatever group of people or organizations is being considered. How to measure centrality is less obvious.

Search a database of the power elite in the U.S.

A searchable database of the "Power Elite" in the U.S. (as of 2011-2012), defined as the intersection of the boards of directors of the corporate community, the extremely wealthy and well-connected, and the boards and trustees of the policy-planning network. (For details about the sources of the data in the database, click here.)

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