Potestatemology:

Potestatemology: " The Study of Power "

by Edited by Paul F. Kisak

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Overview

In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or control the behavior of people. The term "authority" is often used for power perceived as legitimate by the social structure.

Power can be seen as evil or unjust, but the exercise of power is accepted as endemic to humans as social beings.

In business, power is often expressed as being "upward" or "downward". With downward power, a company's superior influences subordinates. When a company exerts upward power, it is the subordinates who influence the decisions of their leader or leaders.

The use of power need not involve force or the threat of force (coercion). At one extreme, it more closely resembles what English speaking people might term "influence", although some authors distinguish "influence" as a means by which power is used.

Much of the recent sociological debate about power revolves around the issue of its means to enable-in other words, power as a means to make social actions possible as much as it may constrain or prevent them. The philosopher Michel Foucault saw power as a structural expression of "a complex strategic situation in a given social setting" that requires both constraint and enablement.

Potestatemology is the study of all the categories that influence power such as ideology, politics and the psychology of power.

This book is about the study of power and is designed to be a general overview of the topic and provide you with the structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible. The level of discussion is that of Wikipedia.

The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most currently available general knowledge on the topic based on the date of publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519342560
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

The editor is an Engineer & Former Intelligence Officer for the US intelligence Community. He has authored several books, edited many other books and has written numerous Technical, Classified & Unclassified papers, Articles & Essays.

He has also written for The International Encyclopedia on Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence and written several award-winning satellite simulation software manuals that have been sold in more than a dozen countries. He has also appeared in Marquis "Who's Who in the World" & "Who's Who in Science & Engineering" and continues to edit and write.

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