In every community there are persons who "run" things, who make decisions and take action in the citizens' behalf. Who are they? How do they operate? Who spots the problems and decides which will be faced and which ignored? Who diagnoses and prescribes a solution? Elected officials? The bosses of business? of labor? Individuals or groups? Organizations or private cliques? And by what open or hidden processes are decisions reached?
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Thometz, Carol Estes
"The Decision-Makers: The Power Structure of Dallas,"
Journal of the Graduate Research Center: Vol. 32:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholar.smu.edu/journal_grc/vol32/iss1/1