An Anatomy of Power
The Social Theory of Michael Mann
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Anatomy of Power by John A. Hall
Book DescriptionMichael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists of recent decades. His work has had a major impact in sociology, history, political science, international relations and other social science disciplines. His main work, The Sources of Social Power, of which two of three volumes have been completed, provides an all-encompassing account of the history of power from the beginnings of stratified societies to present day. Recently he has published two major works, Fascists and The Dark Side of Democracy. Yet unlike other contemporary social thinkers, Mann's work has not, until now, been systematically and critically assessed. This volume assembles a group of distinguished scholars to take stock, both of Mann's overall method and of his account of particular periods and historical cases. It also contains Mann's reply where he answers his critics and forcefully restates his position. This is a unique and provocative study for scholars and students alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521615181
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John A. Hall
John A. Hall is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and James McGill Professor, Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montreal His books include Powers and Liberties (1985), Liberalism (1989), Coercion and Consent (1994) and (with Charles Lindholm) Is America Breaking Apart (2001). Ralph Schroeder is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. His books include Max Weber and the Sociology of Culture (1992) and, as editor, Max Weber, Democracy and Modernization (1998).
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