Power


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In one grand effort, this is an anatomy of power, a history of the ways in which it has been defined, and a study of its forms (force, manipulation, authority, and persuasion), its bases (individual and collective resources, political mobilization), and its uses. The issues that Dennis Wrong addresses range from the philosophical and ethical to the psychological and political. Much of the work is punctuated with careful examples from history. While the author illuminates his discussion with references to Weber, Marx, Freud, Plato, Dostoevsky, Orwell, Hobbes, Arendt, and Machiavelli, he keeps his arguments grounded in contemporary practical issues, such as class conflicts, multi-party politics, and parent-child relationships. In his new introduction, prepared for the 1995 edition of Power, the author reconsiders the concept of power, now locating it in the broader traditions of the social sciences rather than as a series of actions and actors within the sociological tradition. As a result, Wrong emphasizes such major distinctions as "power over" and "power to," and various conflations of power as commonly used. The new opening provides the reader with a deeper appreciation of the non-reductionist character of the book as a whole.

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Author by Dennis Hume Wrong
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 1412831652

Power A Reader


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An introductory guide to some of the most significant perspectives on the subject of power within social and political theory.

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Author by Mark Haugaard
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 341
ISBN Number 0719057299

The Power Book


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With this inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to power, learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power, and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are. What makes you the boss of me? What makes a king a king, or a queen a queen? Why can some people vote for their leaders, but other people can't? Does having lots of money make you powerful? Why are there fewer female scientists, leaders, and artists than men in history books? These are things that kids wonder about. The Power Book answers these and other questions in a relatable way for young people, including thought-provoking discussions on challenging topics, like war, bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia. You will gain an understanding of your place in your family, your school, and the world, and will discover ways in which you can use your own power to shape the future. As you explore the many aspects of power, thinking points pose questions that spark self-reflection and quotes and stories from some of the greatest change-makers--such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and Stephen Hawking--provide historical context and inspiration. Find more opportunities for learning at the back with a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading. Gain a greater understanding of how power works, then learn how to harness it for good with The Power Book.

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Author by Joelle Avelino
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 96
ISBN Number 9781782408307

Power


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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.

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Author by Steven Lukes
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9780814750315

Faces Of Power


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During his reign and following his death, the physiognomy of Alexander the Great was one of the most famous in history, adorning numerous works of art. This study demonstrates how the various portraits transmit not so much a likeness of Alexander as a set of cliches that symbolized the ruler

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Author by Andrew Stewart
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0520068513

Power Electronics Handbook


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Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. Power electronics has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications. * 25% new content * Reorganized and revised into 8 sections comprising 43 chapters * Coverage of numerous applications, including uninterruptable power supplies and automotive electrical systems * New content in power generation and distribution, including solar power, fuel cells, wind turbines, and flexible transmission

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Author by Muhammad H. Rashid
Genre eBook Technology & Engineering
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ISBN Number 0080467652

The Power Of Place


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As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.

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Author by Dolores Hayden
Genre eBook Architecture
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ISBN Number 0262581523

Power System Analysis


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Author by G.Shrinivasan
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 8184315619

Power


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In the summer of 1937, Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies. With the world on the brink of war, Bertrand Russell set out to found a "new science," one which would make sense of the traumatic events of the day and offer an explanation for those that would follow. The result was Power, a remarkable book which Russell regarded as one of the most important of his long career. Power, Russell argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Countering the totalitarian desire to dominate, Russell shows how political enlightenment and human understanding can lead to peace. Power is a passionate call for independence of mind and a celebration of the instinctive joy of human life. -- Publisher description.

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Author by Bertrand Russell
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 0415325072

Power


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Author by John Scott
Genre eBook Power (Social sciences)
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ISBN Number 0415079365