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Three Faces of Power / Edition 1
     

Three Faces of Power / Edition 1

by Kenneth E. Boulding
 

ISBN-10: 0803938624

ISBN-13: 9780803938625

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Broadly defining power as the ability to get what we want, this volume - new in paper - identifies three major types of power: threat power, which is particularly important in political life; economic power, which derives from the power to produce and exchange goods and depends on the changing distribution of property ownership; and integrative power, which

Overview

Broadly defining power as the ability to get what we want, this volume - new in paper - identifies three major types of power: threat power, which is particularly important in political life; economic power, which derives from the power to produce and exchange goods and depends on the changing distribution of property ownership; and integrative power, which rests on relationships such as love, legitimacy, respect, affection, community and identity. Boulding argues that threat power should not be seen as fundamental since it is not effective unless reinforced by economic and integrative power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803938625
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Nature of Power
Power as a Social Structure
The Objects of Power
The Pathologies of Power
Personal Destructive Power
Personal Economic Power
Personal Integrative Power
The Dynamics of Personal Power
Organizations for Destruction
Economic Power in Organizations
Organizations For Integrative Power
The Dynamics of Organizational Power
Power in Physical and Biological Evolution
Power in Societal Evolution
Power and the Future

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