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Power: A Radical View (Readings in Social & Political Theory)

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What is power? Is it, as Betrand Russell suggested, "the production of intended effects", or is it the capacity to produce them? And which effects count? Or is Max Weber's definition of power as "the probability that an actor in a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance" more accurate. What are the outcomes of power and who holds it? These are some of the fundamental questions answered in this colection of classic views of power.

Steven Luke's lucid and accessible introduction on the nature of power leads to pieces by Bertrand Russell, Max Weber, Robert Dahl, Hannah Arendt, Jurgen Habermas, Talcott Parsons, Nicos Polantzas, Alvin I. Goldman, Georg Simmel, J. K. Galbraith, Michel Foucault, Gerhard Lenski and Raymond Aron. The book thus provides students of politics and sociology with all the most important readings in a key area of political theory.

About the Author

Steven Lukes is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and the author of several books, including Power: A Radical View.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814750315
Editor:
Lukes, Steven
Author:
Lukes, Steven
Photographer:
Lukes, Steven
Editor:
Lukes, Steven
Author:
Bernstein, Henry
Author:
Lukes, Steven
Publisher:
NYU Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Power
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND THEORY
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Readings in Social & Political Theory
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19861101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
283
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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