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A political scientist named John Bolland did some network analyses of
community elites in the U.S. back in the 1980s. I don't have a specific
cite but you can probably find his work by googling him.
Another important stream comes from a project by J. Allen Whitt. The
best source is his book, Urban Elites and Mass Transportation, an
outstanding work, and one of the most underrated studies in the field in
See also an article by Whitt and me, "The Local Inner Circle," Journal
of Political and Military Sociology, 1986.
The classics in this area (in addition to Lin Freeman and Ed Laumann's
works) include Floyd Hunter, Community Power Structure and Robert Dahl,
Who Governs?. See also the critique and reanalysis of Dahl by G.
William Domhoff- Who Really Rules?
For a Latin American study, see the chapter by Ogliastri and Davila on
urban elites in Colombia, in Mark Mizruchi and Michael Schwartz (eds.),
Intercorporate Relations (Cambridge, 1987).
On national elites, there are too many to mention. In addition to the
Kadushin-Alba-Moore studies, see books by Michael Useem, Beth Mintz &
Michael Schwartz, and Mizruchi. There is also a lot of non-U.S. stuff.
See a recent book by Paul Windolf for a comparative study of 12 (mostly
European) countries. For a review of this literature, see the chapter
by Mizruchi & Bey in Janoski et al. (eds.), Handbook of Political
Sociology (Cambridge, 2005). For an overview of research on director
interlocks, see Mizruchi, "What Do Interlocks Do?" Annual Review of
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