Power / Edition 1

Power / Edition 1

by John C. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745624170

ISBN-13: 9780745624174

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745624174
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

1. Patterns of Power

Mainstream and Second Stream.

The Elementary Forms of Social Power.

Structures of Domination.

Counteraction.

Interpersonal Power.

2. Command and Sovereign Power

States and State Elites.

Integration and Recruitment.

Economic Governance..

3. Pressure and Policy Formation

Pressure and Polyarchy.

Decisions, Nondecisions, and Representaton.

Networks of Pressure and Policy.

4. Constraint and Hegemony

Financial Power and Economic Constraint.

Political Constraint and Hegemony.

State Power and Class Hegemony.

5. Discipline and Expertise

Government, Discourse, and Discipline.

Expertise and Professionalism.

6. Protest and Collective Mobilisation

Structures of Collective Protest.

Theories of Organised Protest.

The Development of Protest.

Globalisation and Protest.

7. Interpersonal Power

Power, Dependence, and Embodiment.

Patriarchy, Sexuality, and Power.

Interpersonal Power and Charismatic Authority.

8. Coda

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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