Richard Gendron is associate professor of sociology at Assumption College in Massachusetts. His research on the political contestation over development in Santa Cruz has appeared in Sociological Perspectives and City and Community.
G. William Domhoff is research professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of many influential books in sociology and political science, including Who Rules America? (1967, 2006); The Powers That Be (1979); The Power Elite and the State (1990); and State Autonomy or Class Dominance? (1996).