Evolutions in the Study of Political Power
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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
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
5.The faces of power revisited
David A. Baldwin
6. Power and domination
7. Linking the prepositions: using power analysis to inform strategies for social action
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
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
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.