1st Edition

Evolutions in the Study of Political Power
An Anthology

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ISBN 9781032060880
November 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book deals with the most important developments in the study of political power over the last four decades. Since the writings of the great Greek philosophers of antiquity to the present, the idea of power has been the major subject in the study of politics. Indeed, some would say it defines the very field of politics itself as a social science.

Penned by the leading scholars in the field, this collection gives a broad overview of the most important issues in the study of political power, tracing the evolution of scholarly thinking about them and in doing so revealing crucial innovations therein. This will be a major contribution in the understanding of the concepts and practices of how power manifests itself across every social and political context.

This book will be of great interest to scholars, students and individuals who wish to understand the very foundations of social and political life.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Political Power.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The more things change, the more they…: the changing faces of power 1979-2019

Giulio M. Gallarotti

1. Power: ambiguous not vague

Keith Dowding

2. Tales of power

Stewart Clegg and Marco Berti

3. The new concepts of power? Power-over, power-to and power-with

Pamela Pansardi and Marianna Bindi

4. Conceptual analysis of power: basic trends

Valeri Ledyaev

5.The faces of power revisited

David A. Baldwin

6. Power and domination

Steven Lukes

7. Linking the prepositions: using power analysis to inform strategies for social action

John Gaventa

8. An application of the four-dimensional model of power: the case of Khutsong

Johan Zaaiman and Gift Mupambwa

9. The four dimensions of power: conflict and democracy

Mark Haugaard

10. Why does publicity matter? Power, not deliberation

Clarissa Rile Hayward

11. Soft power: the evolution of a concept

Joseph S. Nye

12. The changing? Face of power in international relations, 1979-2019

Giulio M. Gallarotti

13. Heterarchy: Toward Paradigm Shift in World Politics

Rosalba Belmonte and Philip G. Cerny

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Giulio M. Gallarotti is Professor in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, New York, USA.