Who Gets What They Want from Government?
Democratic government should be responsive to all citizens, but Americans worry that the rich call the tunes politicians sing. An important new book, Affluence & Influence, reports comprehensive research that confirms much of what people suspect.
Boston Review recently published "Under the Influence" by Gilens, headlining a forum that features commentaries on his book by ten leading scholars and journalists.
Learn more about Martin Gilens and his broad research agenda. He has previously done
research on American attitudes about welfare and anti-poverty policy and has also examined corporate influence in the U.S. media. Gilens has penned OpEds for the New York Times and his research is widely cited in the media.