Its Forms, Bases, and Uses

Author: Dennis Hume Wrong

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831659

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 9899

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.
Posted in Political Science


A New Social Analysis

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135152543

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 3872

The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in the development of any society. Writting in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell set out to found a 'new science' to make sense of the traumatic events of the day and explain those that would follow. The result was Power, a remarkable book that Russell regarded as one of the most important of his long career. Countering the totalitarian desire to dominate, Russell shows how political enlightenment and human understanding can lead to peace - his book is a passionate call for independence of mind and a celebration of the instinctive joy of human life.
Posted in Philosophy

Die Magie des Power-Selling

Die Erfolgsstrategie für perfektes Verkaufen

Author: Mario Ohoven

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 386414339X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 7355

Verkauf ist Handwerk, Power-Selling dagegen ist eine Kunst. Mario Ohoven beschreibt in seinem gleichnamigen Verkaufs-Klassiker Die Magie des Power-Selling. Eindrucksvoll und leicht nachvollziehbar zeigt der Autor, dass der Erfolg eines Spitzenverkäufers auf der Umsetzung ganz spezieller Kommunikationsstrategien und einer positiven Persönlichkeit beruht. Als Stückeschreiber, Regisseur und Darsteller in einer Person inszeniert der Power-Seller täglich seine Erfolge auf der Verkaufsbühne. Ohovens praxisnahes Werk vermittelt Strategien, Techniken und Taktiken der wirklich großen Verkäufer so anschaulich, dass jeder davon profitieren kann. Es beschreibt den Typ des Power-Sellers und seine überlegenen Stärken. Ein Buch, das nicht nur für die Verkäufer von Waren und Dienstleistungen unentbehrlich ist, sondern auch für alle, die sich in Beruf und Karriere selbst verkaufen müssen und in Gesprächen und Verhandlungen die Oberhand gewinnen wollen.
Posted in Business & Economics

Power: A Reader

Author: Mark Haugaard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 6715

This annotated reader is an introductory guide to some of the most significant perspectives on power within social and political theory. Its 15 chapters contain extracts from Giddens, Lukes, Bourdieu, Weber, Arendt and Foucault, each with its own comprehensive introduction.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Power and Policy

America's First Steps to Superpower, 1889-1922

Author: Lawrence Lenz

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875866654

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 2897

"Through its military policy and foreign policy, America attained superpower status in a remarkably short period of time. Nations survive based on their ability to provide internal order and external defense. Unfortunately, foreign policy goals are not always attained, and sometimes those goals are based on questionable concepts. Power and Policy examines the relationship of the US military and naval power with its foreign policy objectives, exploring the policies and the use of force that propelled the United States into the first ranks of world power. The book asks when military action is needed and how such action can change the very context within which foreign policy unfolds. The study focuses on twelve major decisive events in history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: a hurricane in Samoa and its effect on the German and US navies, the outcomes that followed the Spanish-American War, the role of Panama in the development of a trans-continental powerhouse, the US approach to southern neighbors including Nicaragua and Mexico, maneuvering for a stronger global position at the conclusion of World War I, and the establishment of naval parity with Great Britain. The facts, background and analysis enable readers to understand interventions that defined and then re-defined United States foreign policy for the rest of the 20th century."--Publisher's description.
Posted in History


Where Is It?

Author: Donald Savoie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077358143X

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

View: 4288

In this informative critique of contemporary leadership, renowned political scientist Donald Savoie poses and answers the crucial questions: where is power located, and who is in charge? In recent years it has become extremely difficult to pinpoint the location of political and economic power, making it complicated to determine who is to blame for political and economic catastrophes and leading to increased disenchantment with Western politicians and bureaucrats. Power considers how forces such as globalization, the new media, the changing role of the courts in parliamentary democracies, the partisanship of political parties in shaping policy, and collapsing boundaries between governments and within government departments have caused citizens to feel their countries are less democratic. Savoie argues that power is leaving institutions and organizations and going to powerful individuals in both the public and private sectors, who often push aside formal processes in order to drive change.
Posted in Political Science


Where Is It?

Author: Donald Savoie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773581154

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

View: 4224

Has power moved out of institutions into the hands of powerful individuals?
Posted in Political Science

Schlank im Schlaf. Der 4-Wochen-Power-Plan

Author: Detlef Pape,Helmut Gillessen,Gabriele Heßmann,Rudolf Schwarz,Elmar Trunz-Carlisi


ISBN: 9783833807633

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 7341

Durch geschicktes Zusammenstellen von Mahlzeiten und Bewegungs Einheiten nach der Biouhr lässt sich nicht nur tags, sondern sogar nachts im Schlaf etwas für die schlanke Linie tun. Der Power Plan ist ein zuverlässiger, praktischer Begleiter für 4 Wochen und macht den Einstieg in die erfolgreiche Schlank im Schlaf Methode sensationell einfach. Tag für Tag bieten Sattmacher Rezepte für morgens, mittags und abends den richtigen Nährstoff Mix. Unter der Rubrik Motto des Tages werden Aspekte des Konzeptes aufgegriffen und vertieft. Ideal ergänzt wird das Ganze durch eine Kombination aus Muskelaufbau Training, das auch intensivere Varianten für Fortgeschrittene und kleine Tests bereithält. So aktivieren Sie gezielt Ihre Schlankmacher Hormone und hemmen das Dickmacher Hormon Insulin.
Posted in Health & Fitness


A Novel

Author: Howard Fast

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453234993

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 1125

Howard Fast’s thrilling story of Benjamin Holt, mineworker and hero of the modern labor movement Benjamin R. Holt, the tough-as-nails leader of the International Miners Union, has a grand and controversial plan: to unite American coal miners in a major strike. His goal is not to advance any political cause, but simply to grab as much power as he can for the miners, and by any means necessary. Based on the life story of John L. Lewis, who for forty years served as president of the United Mine Workers of America, Power is an unforgettable portrait of one man whose courage changed the lives of countless others. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Posted in Fiction

Celebrity and Power

Fame in Contemporary Culture

Author: P. David Marshall

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627257

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 3486

The celebrity is an ambiguous figure in contemporary culture. Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, stars represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. They are a peculiar form of public subjectivity that negotiates the tension between a democratic culture of access and a consumer capitalist culture of excess. Celebrity and Power examines this dynamic, questioning the cultural forces behind our need to become endlessly embroiled with the construction and collapse of celebrities.Through detailed analysis of figures from Tom Cruise to Oprah Winfrey to the commercial pop music sensation New Kids on the Block, author and cultural critic P. David Marshall investigates the general public’s desire to associate with celebrity. He examines various kinds of stars, questioning the needs each type fulfills in our lives and relating these needs to particular entertainment media. Marshall asks why enigmatic, distant stars populate the silver screen while television constructs approachable “everyman” figures and popular music features audience-identified celebrity personalities. He looks at the significance of stars who amass cultlike followings as well as those who appear to prompt outright rejection.Celebrity and Power identifies the forces that have enveloped the development of democratic culture and their partial resolution through a redefined public sphere populated by celebrities. Marshall argues that the new concern with the masses that characterizes modern capitalism promotes figures who can be seen as part of the crowd but who are articulated as individuals. As such, they provide a model of self-differentiation that furthers an economy in which product consumption is thought to bestow individualism and personality.Bridging the fields of media studies, film studies, communications, and popular culture, Marshall’s volume is a unique resource for students and researchers in all of these disciplines as well as for the general reader.P. David Marshall is director of the Media and Cultural Studies Centre in the Department of English, University of Queensland in Australia.
Posted in Social Science

Power-Grammatik Englisch

für Anfänger zum Üben & Nachschlagen ; [zur Vorbereitung auf das neue europäische Sprachenzertifikat ; dieses Werk folgt der Rechtschreibreform]

Author: John Stevens

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 9783190027194


Page: 175

View: 4819

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Language and Power

Author: Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582414839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 4579

Language and Power is about how language works to maintain and change power relations in contemporary society, and how understanding these processes can enable people to resist and change them. Substantial changes in social life have taken place in the decade since the original publication, which have changed the nature of unequal power relations, and therefore the agenda for the critical study of language. In this second edition, Norman Fairclough brings the discussion completely up-to-date with the inclusion of a new chapter covering the 'globalisation' of power relations and the development of the internet in relation to language and power.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia

Author: Laudan Nooshin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754634577

Category: Music

Page: 340

View: 4554

This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion.
Posted in Music


Fit mit dem Kinderwagen - Die etwas andere Rückbildung

Author: Angela Kowsky

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830439628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 4936

Junge Mütter haben in der Regel eins nicht - Zeit. Da kommt dieses Buch mit dem Trainingskonzept Mama Power gerade recht. Denn das zeigt, mit welchen Übungen junge Mütter schnell wieder fit werden und sich dabei rundherum wohl und ausgeglichen fühlen. Sehr positiv: Die einfachen Fitnessübungen werden in die Alltagssituationen junger Mütter eingebaut. Ob unterwegs mit dem Kinderwagen, daheim beim Babytragen oder beim Arzt im Wartezimmer - die Fitness kann immer und überall trainiert werden. Die positiven "Nebenwirkungen": Stärkung der Beckenbodenmuskulatur, bessere Körperhaltung sowie spürbare Entspannung für Körper und Seele!
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081240

Category: Architecture

Page: 385

View: 1366

"Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition." Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus illustrates how the establishment of monarchy under Augustus Caesar led to the creation of a new system of visual imagery that reflects the consciousness of this transitional age.
Posted in Architecture

Deutsche Königspfalzen

Beiträge zu ihrer historischen und archäologischen Erforschung. Places of power. Achter Band

Author: Caspar Ehlers

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525356005

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 3789

Papers from an international conference held in Paderborn, Mar. 31-April 3, 1998.
Posted in History

Language, Power, and Pedagogy

Bilingual Children in the Crossfire

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594731

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 1040

As linguistic diversity increases in countries around the world, policy-makers and educators are faced with complex and conflictual issues regarding appropriate ways of educating a multilingual school population. This volume reviews the research and theory relating to instruction and assessment of bilingual pupils, focusing not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher-pupil interaction in the classroom.
Posted in Education

Three Faces of Power

Author: Kenneth E. Boulding

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803938625

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 9910

Broadly defining power as the ability to get what we want, this volume - new in paper - identifies three major types of power: threat power, which is particularly important in political life; economic power, which derives from the power to produce and exchange goods and depends on the changing distribution of property ownership; and integrative power, which rests on relationships such as love, legitimacy, respect, affection, community and identity. Boulding argues that threat power should not be seen as fundamental since it is not effective unless reinforced by economic and integrative power.
Posted in Political Science


Critical Concepts

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415079365

Category: Power (Social sciences)

Page: 436

View: 5158

Posted in Power (Social sciences)