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.
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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.
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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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'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 relationsa 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.a Steven Lukes, London School of Economics
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780745624181
Publisert
2001
Utgiver
Vendor
Polity Press
Vekt
258 gr
Høyde
215 mm
Bredde
140 mm
Tykkelse
12 mm
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, P, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
192

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Om bidragsyterne

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

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