Power

Power

by John C. Scott
     
 

This far-reaching study gives a concise and coherent overview of the debates surrounding the analysis of social power. The concept of power is outlined, and its main dimensions are explored through consideration of various facets – command, pressure, constraint, discipline, protest, and interpersonal power. The book examines both the theoretical debates that

Overview

This far-reaching study gives a concise and coherent overview of the debates surrounding the analysis of social power. The concept of power is outlined, and its main dimensions are explored through consideration of various facets – command, pressure, constraint, discipline, protest, and interpersonal power. The book examines both the theoretical debates that have arisen and the kinds of empirical materials relevant to them.

Topics covered include the nature of the contemporary state, global economic power, world systems, business governance, professional power, social movements, and family dynamics.

Power will be an indispensable introduction for students and researchers in sociology, politics, and the social sciences generally.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘Scott provides a well-documented and admirably succinct analysis of social power in its diverse forms and their embodiment in both hierarchical social institutions and interpersonal relations' Dennis Wrong, Professor Emeritus, New York University

‘Using some simple but robust analytical distinctions, Professor Scott neatly and lucidly surveys alternative approaches to studying power and thereby illuminates various patterns of domination and of resistance in contemporary societies, focusing on the political and economic spheres.' Steven Lukes, London School of Economics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745624181
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series, #15
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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Meet the Author

John Scott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex and the University of Bergen.

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