9781560008224-1560008229-Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses

Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses

ISBN-13: 9781560008224
ISBN-10: 1560008229
Edition: 1
Author: Dennis H Wrong
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 356 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781560008224
ISBN-10: 1560008229
Edition: 1
Author: Dennis H Wrong
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 356 pages

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Acknowledged author Dennis H Wrong wrote Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses comprising 356 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1560008229 and 9781560008224. Since then Power: Its Forms, Bases and Uses textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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