Power is one of the most central concepts in the social sciences. However, there is no agreement as to what exactly power is, with some theorists/analysts viewing power entirely negatively, as domination, while others insist that power is the basis of autonomy and a means of empowerment. In this volume, it is argued that the concept of power has no single essence, and is best understood as a 'family resemblance' concept, where there are various influential members of the power family. Approaching power from the perspectives of social and political theory, political anthropology, organization studies, gender, political sociology, and international relations, the book examines the most important and influential perspectives on power, and, in doing so, it provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of the field. Partly due to the influence of Foucault, power has become a key orienting concept for all the sub-disciplines of political science. Therefore, this book will be an indispensible resource not only for readers specifically interested in the question of power, but also to audiences wishing to understand current trends within the above sub-fields of political science. (Series: The World of Political Science - The Development of the Discipline)
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Buchbeschreibung Budrich Mrz 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 210x151x15 mm. Neuware - 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. From the Contents: Mark Haugaard and Kevin Ryan: Power in Social and Political Theory John Gledhill: Power in Political Anthropology Stewart Clegg: Foundations of Organizational Power Jill Vickers: Gendering Power: Feminist Approaches John A. Hall and Sini a Male evic: The Political Sociology of Power Phillip Cerny: Power and International Relations 230 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9783866491052