Political Power

Political Power : The Development of the Field

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Although the concept of power is central to the study of politics, there is no agreement as to what exactly power is. Power is often viewed negatively, as domination, though it is also the case that power is created by people acting in concert, in which case it can have positive effects. Making sense of this puzzle is one of the aims of this book, which provides the reader with a clear and coherent way of understanding the various forms and manifestations of power, and it does so by bringing together the most important and influential perspectives on power within the political and social sciences.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Leverkusen, Germany
  • English
  • 3866491050
  • 9783866491052
  • 1,947,390

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Haugaard and Ryan succeed admirably in their task of giving a multi-perspectival overview of the most prominent disciplinary approaches to the study of power in social and political theory, political anthropology, organizational studies, feminist studies, gender studies, political sociology, and international relations. Journal of Political Powershow more